Meet Your Director
I am pleased to introduce myself as the Director of the Stillwater Public Library. I have been the director since July 2001 and have served in various positions at this library since 1995.
I received my Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma and moved to Stillwater in 1992. I am active in the Oklahoma Library Association and served as President in 2013-14. I am also a member of the American Library Association, Public Library Association and Oklahoma Public Library Director’s Council. I am a graduate of Leadership Stillwater (Class XV) and have served on various community boards including Stillwater Community Fund and Mobile Meals. I volunteer as a Mobile Meals driver and at the Storehouse Food Pantry.
Having been at the Stillwater Public Library for over a decade, I have seen the library grow tremendously in the services it offers to the community, especially in the areas of technology and increased programming for all ages. I am proud to work at this library which strives to meet the needs of all citizens in our community by creating an inviting atmosphere for those who come into the library and virtual services through our website, databases, and our newly enhanced catalog.
I am especially honored to have been director for the dedication of the Angie Debo statue which graces the front of our library and is surrounded at its base with the seals of 38 federally recognized Oklahoma Native American tribes. The statue is a tribute to Dr. Debo’s life and her work for the rights of Oklahoma’s Native Americans.
My vision for the Stillwater Public Library is to impact lives in our community and be the resource citizens turn to for information, to learn a new skill, to attend a program or class, access computers and the internet, find a place to meet, and for the simple joy of reading. I believe strongly in the transformative power of reading and the importance of libraries to provide equal access for all. I also commit our library to providing exceptional customer service from a dedicated and well-trained staff who strive to provide their best service to you.
I invite you to visit us in person or virtually, to use our resources and to share your thoughts and ideas on how we can best meet your needs.