Tulsa Library Announced as Finalist for 2017 National Medal

The Institute of Museum and Library Services named its 30 finalists for the national recognition today.

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Oklahoma’s Tulsa City-County Library is among 30 finalists for the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. This recognition is the nation’s highest honor given to libraries and museums, not only for the high quality services they provide but also the impact on community growth and public service.

“The 2017 National Medal Finalists represent the leading museums and libraries that serve as catalysts for change in their communities,” Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, stated in a release today. “We salute them and their valuable work in providing educational opportunities to their community and celebrate the power libraries and museums can have across the country.”

The IMLS is now asking that community members post on its Facebook page to share stories of how these institutions made a personal impact. Visit facebook.com/USIMLS to share a story about the Tulsa City-Country Library.

The winning institution will be announced later in the spring and representatives will travel to Washington, D.C. to receive recognition at the National Medal award ceremony.

Oklahoma Magazine recently caught up with Kimberly Johnson, the CEO of the Tulsa City-County Library, in our January issue. To read the story, click here.

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