Nancy Anthony was first appointed to the Metropolitan Library Commission by Mayor Patience Latting in January, 1977. She has been reappointed for a total of 10 three-year terms by all four succeeding mayors. She served as chairman of the Commission for six years, 1978-1984, during which time the Commission held two mill-levy elections in order to increase support for the library system. During this time, she worked with Lee Brawner to encourage the development of the Friends of the Library and later the Library Endowment Trust, both significant community support groups for the Metropolitan Library System. She has been a member of Finance Committee since 1984 and served as the chairman of a number of special committees including the Executive Director Search Committee. She has served on the board of the Oklahoma Library Association and was honored by the American Library Association for work in library advocacy. In 2004, she received the Library Endowment Trustâ€™s Lee B. Brawner Award for Lifetime Achievement. She has been an advocate for increasing library service throughout the community and for maintaining the role of the library as an independent and objective resource for information in the community.
|Nancy Anthony accepts the Oklahoma Library Legend Award
April 2, 2007
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