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Photo of Donna MorrisA Missouri native, Donna Morris has served as Executive Director of the Metropolitan Library System since August 2002. Prior to being named executive director, Ms. Morris served as Deputy Director for over 10 years and also in many other different positions at MLS over her 36 year career with the system.

During her career with MLS she has been involved in the design, space planning, interior furnishing coordination and construction management of the Midwest City, Village, Choctaw, Edmond and Ronald J. Norick libraries as well as a number of smaller construction and remodeling projects at other MLS library facilities. She authored course syllabuses for the classes: “Effective Public Service Skills” and “Designing Safe and Effective Library Buildings” for the Oklahoma Department of Libraries certification courses.

A graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, she received a B.S in Elementary Education and went on to attain a Masters in Library Science from the University of Oklahoma.

She has served the Oklahoma Library Association as President, ALA Councilor, Legislative Chair, Program Chair, Local Arrangements Co-Chair, Awards Chair and Nominating Committee Chair.

She is also a member of the American Library Association, Library Administration and Management section of ALA, and the Public Library Association in which she has served on the Bylaws and Constitution, Workload Measures and Metropolitan Library committees.

In addition she is active in The Downtown Rotary Club, Leadership OKC, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and the State Chamber.

Donna lives in Norman, married to husband Ken for 36 years, and has two grown sons, Matt and Jeff.

Donna Morris accepts the Library Legend Award

Donna Morris accepts the Oklahoma Library Legend Award
from OLA President Pat Weaver-Meyers

April 2, 2007

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