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Library system administrator

Katherine Eloise Hale, American library system administrator. Named Outstanding Member of Year, Altus Association University Women, 1990, Lion of Year, 1992-1993; Junior College Leadership scholar Altus Junior College, 1971-1972.


Hale, Katherine Eloise was born on August 18, 1951 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Gail S. and Sally R. Miller.


Associate of Arts, Altus Junior College, 1971. Bachelor, University Oklahoma, 1973. Master of Library Science, University Oklahoma, 1974.


Music library assistant University Oklahoma Libraries, 1973-1974. Head library Altus (Oklahoma) Public Library., 1974-1978. Community relations coordinator Lawton Public Library., 1978-1979.

Director Southern Prairie Library. Systems, Altus, since 1979. Co-chair state-wide planning committee Oklahoma Image, 1976-1977.

Appointed member visiting committee University Oklahoma School Library and Information Studies, 1983-1988. Delegate Governor's Conference on Libraries, 1991. Coordinator regional task force Governor's Conference on Libraries, 1991.

Presenter in field.


Volunteer United Way Jackson County, Summer Arts Institute, Friends of the Library. Board directors, treasurer Great Plains Literacy Council, 1985. Vice president for humanities Shortgrass Arts & Humanities Council, 1984-1987, 88-89.

Library system team representative, member task force Altus Area Community Cultural Planning Consortium, 1993. Altus leadership team representative Arts in Public Policy Symposium, Quartz Mount State Park, 1992. Member Altus Centennial Program planning committee, 1991.

Advisory committee Oklahoma Foundation Humanities, 1990, database vending subcommittee, 1991, chair resources delivery subcommittee 1992, telecommunications subcommittee 1992-1993, chair resrouces delivery subcommittee 1992-1993, board directors since 1992, program committee 1992-1993, executive committee 1993-1994. Member American Library Association, American Association of University Women (chair children's theatre committee 1990-1993, chair book fair committee 1987-1988, 88-89, 89-90, 90-91, 91-92, 92-93), Oklahoma Library. Association (secretary intellectual freedom committee 1975-1976, chair humanities liaison committee 1975-1976, library development committee 1981-1983, chair public libraries division 1986-1987, chair conference program committee 1988-1989, association secretary 1991, chair awards committee 1992, member legislation committee 1993-1994, representative to FOLIO board directors 1992-1993, chair sites committee 1993-1994), Public Library.

Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Phi Museum.


Gail S.

Sally R. Miller