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
Since 1981 I have been involved with Oklahoma libraries, beginning with reference work and later
as the first director of the Office of Public Information at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
This office published the Oklahoma Almanac and ODL Source. During this
time ODL won five John Cotton Dana Awards from the American Library Association for state public
relations campaigns like “Libraries for All of Us” and “Libraries, Because They’re
I served as Project Director for the Governor’s Conference on Libraries (1978) and the Oklahoma
participation in the White House Conference On Libraries (1979). This included such things as locating
and assisting volunteers, presenters and delegates, handling publicity and travel, and developing
Other challenges were the planning and organization leading to the establishment of Friends of
Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO), The Oklahoma Center for the Book and the State Literacy Coalition.
Highlights of the latter were the coordination of 90 Literacy Breakfasts held September 14, 1988
and presentation of tutor training workshops in libraries, prisons, vo-tech schools and tribal meeting
I served a two-year term as treasurer of the Oklahoma Library Association and was honored to receive
its Lifetime Distinguished Service Award in 1990.
Since my retirement I have kept active in library work, helping local Friends, affixing barcodes
on books in Norman’s school libraries, and established a 4,000 book library in the Norman Alcohol
and Drug Treatment Center. I tutor adult new readers, and am a dedicated library user.