Oklahoma Library Legends
Carnegie, Andrew Foundation
Delphian Clubs and Societies
Ferguson, Milton J.
Ferguson, Mrs. Thomas B. (Eva Shartel)
Frasier, Sally Freeman
Friends of Libraries groups around Oklahoma
Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO)
Friends of Tulsa City-County Library
Funk, Mrs. Trimmier Sloan
Gates, Bill & Melinda Foundation
Hardesty, Roger & Donna
Henke, Esther Mae
Johnson, Edward R.
Lowry, William (Bill)
Maddox, Eugenia (Frances)
Marable, Mary Hays
Martin, Allie Beth
Masters, Anne Rounds
McGlenn, Alma Reid
Morgan, Anne Hodges
Motter, Robert T., Jr.
Motter, Robert T., Sr.
Norberg, Lillian Born
Parker, Mrs. J.C.
Phelps, Edith Allen
Phillips, John & Vicki
Porter, Cora Case
Ratliff, Julia Brady
Ray, Dee Ann
Robbins, Louise S.
Rouse, Roscoe and Charlie Lou
Segal, Bob & Pat
Thompson, Clinton M. Jr. (Marty)
Townsend, Mrs. Hosea
Troy, Forrest (Frosty)
Wentroth, Mary Ann
Women's Federated Clubs
Women's Clubs of Oklahoma
Zarrow, Henry & Anne
Prior to joining ODL in 1986, Susan McVey served as reference librarian and later director of the
library at Oklahoma City University. A native of Duncan, Oklahoma, she earned an MLS degree from
the University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree in public administration from the University
McVey became ODL's fourth Director on April 20, 2001 and the first woman to serve in this capacity.
She had served as Deputy Director of the Department for the previous five years, supervising several
major units of the Agency, including library technology and the branch of ODL located in the State
McVey worked with the state’s library community to secure the first statewide access to online
reference resources for all Oklahoma libraries. Today, more than 1300 public, school, academic, and
special libraries have access to millions of full-text magazine articles and a variety of databases
thanks to her efforts. She was involved in the establishment of a state universal fund by the Oklahoma
Corporation Commission to support access to the Internet at significantly discounted rates for public
She has been a member of the Oklahoma Library Association (OLA) since 1976 and served as president
from 1987-88. McVey is a recipient of OLA's Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor given
by the Association for exemplary service to the state's library community.
McVey has been elected President-Elect of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, an organization
of state librarians. She will serve as president in 2008-2010.