The Metropolitan Library Commission of Oklahoma County has elected new officers for 2010. Carolyn Willis took over as chairwoman Thursday. The 27-member commission serves as the governing board for the countywide Metropolitan Library System, which includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Willis, who has served on the commission since 1998, said she was humbled to accept the honor. Willis said the commission has made great strides toward becoming more cohesive during the past 10 years — something she hopes to build on. "I do feel we’re at a really good spot, and I would like to see it continue,” Willis said. Fran Cory took over as vice chairwoman for the commission, and David Greenwell is the new disbursing agent.
Annual reportAlso during Thursday’s meeting, Kim Terry, who serves as marketing and communications manager for the library system, presented the 2009 annual report. This year, members of the Metropolitan Library System’s Web team and marketing department teamed up to produce an interactive report that is available online. Terry said each year the library system prints about 2,000 hard copies of the report to distribute, and most of them end up in storage at the end of the year. Putting the report online this year rather than mass-distributing paper copies will save money and trees, Terry said.
AT A GLANCETo see the report, go to www.metrolibrary.org/annualreport. Hard copies are available upon request.