Allie Beth Martin devoted her entire career to advocating for the best in public library services at the local, state, and national level. She served as the first director of the Tulsa City-County Library system. Martin also served as President of the Oklahoma Library Association, the Southwest Library Association and was President of the American Library Association at the time of her death on April 11, 1976.
To honor her achievements, the Allie Beth Martin Scholarship encourages career advancement by providing financial assistance to residents of Oklahoma who wish to pursue a graduate degree in library science. This year the fund will award two $2,000 scholarships which can be renewed for a second year upon submission of satisfactory progress in the degree program. For consideration, fill out the online application and upload requested documents. Deadline for the application is Friday, May 3 by 5pm.