2007 Library News

Metropolitan Library Commission Re-Appoints Donna Morris as
Library System Executive Director

Donna MorrisDonna Morris, a 38-year veteran of the Metropolitan Library System, has been re-appointed by the Metropolitan Library Commission as the system’s Executive Director.  Morris was appointed Executive Director in 2002.

            The Library Commission approved for Morris a 3 percent merit increase in her salary and a 4 percent cost of living increase. 

            Morris, who began her employment with the library as a clerk at the Belle Isle Library in 1969, is pleased to continue in her role as the leader of the Metropolitan Library System.

            “I’m very excited by this opportunity,” Morris said, “and honored to lead this great library system to even more accomplishments in the year ahead.”

Morris, a native of Kansas City, MO, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Elementary Education and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Morris and her husband, Kenny, have two sons, Jeff and Matt.

Morris said that she is especially looking forward to the challenges and pleasures of the process of building the new Northwest Library.

 “We cannot stand still,” she said, “and continue to meet the informational and recreational needs of the people who have come to depend on us.  We are Oklahoma County’s inviting and innovative link to the world.”

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org