"I feel particularly privileged to be chosen as a library legend, but oddly unworthy of the compliment. I presume I was chosen because I was the first chair of the Centennial Endowment Committee. The idea for the endowment came up during a leadership conference while I was talking with another legend, Ann Masters. The real credit goes to Kathryn Lewis, then president, who decided it was a good idea and needed to be accomplished. After that, the committee members deserve all the credit. This honor is really theirs. Frankly, I feel like a person who has been in a boat rowing with fifty other people. When we get where weâ€™re going and climb out onto the shore, somebody mistakenly gives me the credit for all the rowing done by everyone else! This honor is a testament to all those librarians in the boat rowing hard. They have created a legacy for all of us. Three cheers for them all!"
Pat Weaver-Meyers accepts the Oklahoma Library Legend Award
from Centennial Endowment Fund Co-Chair Marty Thompson
April 2, 2007
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