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Board of Directors    May 1, 2018-April 30, 2019

A Word from Our President

 

AJ Stewart, President

 

R. David Lankes said that “Bad Libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.” The Friends of the Metropolitan Library System exist to help our libraries become great and in turn build strong, vibrant communities. We accomplish this through raising funds for the Metropolitan Library System, which allows them to create programming, events, and services to enrich and educate our friends and neighbors throughout the Oklahoma City metro.

The Friends raise funds through memberships and selling donated books. Memberships with the Friends comes with several benefits, most importantly access to the immensely popular members-only booksale event. As for the books, we sell them online year-round, but our premiere event is the annual booksale. The booksale has a storied history and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary next February. The booksale takes place through the dedication and effort of our tireless volunteers, who work all year to prepare.

That is where you come in. We at the Friends are constantly searching for engaged individuals who care deeply about their libraries and their communities to come alongside us and help in our mission. Whether that be through membership with the Friends, donating books for the booksale, volunteering in the preparation and execution of the booksale, or perhaps even joining the Friends Board of Directors, we welcome everyone to partner with us to help our great libraries foster thriving communities.

Thank you,

Officers

President

AJ Stewart
 

Executive Vice President

Elizabeth Garrison
 

Treasurer

Anna Favor
 

Secretary

Christopher Carroll

 

Vice President Communications

Katy Fabrie

 

Vice President Special Projects

Sara Suthers Reiger

 

Vice President Membership

JJ Compton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advisory Board

Naomi Culbreath, Community Volunteer
 
Amelia Davis, Community Volunteer
 
Larry Eberhardt, Oklahoma City University
 
Veleasha Johnson, Community Volunteer
 
Marian LeCrone, Keller Williams Realty
 
Joe McReynolds, Community Volunteer
 
Siobhan Morava, Oklahoma Humanities
 
Clarence Powers, Community Volunteer
 
Paul Thiel, Community Volunteer
 
Jerry Toland, Community Volunteer
 
Jason Wiggins, OU Outreach
 
Bonnie Wood, Western Heights School

 

 
 

Directors

Sandra Austin, Community Volunteer
 
Harry Ayers, USE Federal Credit Union
 
Christopher Carroll, Oklahoma Humanities
 
Jennifer Compton, Oklahoma Christian University
 
Thomas Coniglione, Thomas C. Coniglione, M.D.
 
Marek Cornett, Koch Communications
 
Amanda Cornmesser, Oklahoma Department of Securities
 
Ellen DeFehr, Putnam City Public Schools
 
Don Dobry, Community Volunteer
 
Kristine Easter, Integris Health
 
Katy Fabrie, Gooden Group
 
Anna Favor, Community Volunteer
 
Elizabeth Garrison, Keller Williams
 
Sandra Hitt, Community Volunteer
 
Doli Jones, Community Volunteer
 
Christopher Larwig, Alotta Action Advertising
 
Carol McReynolds, Community Volunteer
 
Shane Rodgers, Federal Aviation Administration
 
Janet Rowland, Community Volunteer
 
Kay Samaripa, Community Volunteer
 
David Schroeder, Community Volunteer
 
Jordan Spencer, Mass Mutual Oklahoma
 
AJ Stewart, US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
 
Bruce Stone, City of The Village
 
Sara Suthers Regier, Mercy Clinic Breast Surgery
 
Merrill Williamson, Oklahoma Attorney General's Office
 
Larry Willrath, Community Volunteer
 

 

 
 
 

Friends of the Metropolitan Library System

Office: 300 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Sort Site: 300 NE 50th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: 405-606-3763
Fax: 405-606-3735
friends@metrolibrary.org

 

 
  
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