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
Irma Rayne Tomberlin was a most revered teacher, colleague, and friend to all who knew her, an
exemplary Professor of Library Science from 1962-1985, and a long-time sponsor and national representative
of Lambda Chapter of Beta Phi Mu Honor Society. On the occasion of her retirement in 1985, the Irma
Rayne Tomberlin Scholarship Award was established to recognize a student who is enrolled in the School
of Library and Information Studies of the University of Oklahoma and who holds a distinguished rank
in his class in the School.
The high standard of scholarship that Dr. Tomberlin attained and her unique and invaluable contribution
to the field of cataloging and classification set her apart from others. She always had time for
sharing her knowledge with the rest of the library world. She received the OLA Distinguished Service
Award in 1976 and the David Ross Boyd Distinguished Professorship in 1978. She was President of OLA
in 1958 and served on the ALA Council from 1972-76. She is remembered for her judgment and conscientiousness,
and the diligence with which she fulfilled her assignments. She was noted for the breadth and depth
of her knowledge in descriptive cataloging, subject analysis, government publications, and special
libraries administration. Hundreds of former students and the Oklahoma library community paid tribute
to her at a colloquium in April, 1985. She was named David Ross Boy Professor Emeritus that same
year as she retired.