Title: Dean Emeritus
Company: Learning Resources Center
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Sharon Ann Saulmon MLS, MBA, Dean Emeritus at Learning Resources Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in library science.
Ms. Saulmon had a great librarian role model when she was in high school that she met while in a library club and she took them to other libraries and to conferences. This piqued her interest in the profession and in college, she worked part-time at libraries, and it just seemed like a natural fit. In addition, Ms. Saulmon always had a passion for libraries and education and had a great aunt who was also a school librarian and she would let Ms. Saulmon help her sometimes. She started on her career path by first earning an Associate of Arts from Northern Oklahoma College in 1967. From there, she went to Central State University receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1969 and a Master of Business Administration in 1987. In 1974, she earned a Master of Library Science from the University of Oklahoma.
Ms. Saulmon’s greatest achievement and what she is most proud of is making information accessible. A highlight of her career was that she was able to turn lower economic students on to books and reading when they joined the library club at Rose State College. It was truly remarkable and fulfilling. Ms. Saulmon began her career in a children’s library with the Metropolitan Library Systems in 1969, remaining until 1980. While there, she held the positions of coordinator of public services and assistant chief of extension services. From there, she joined Rose State College in 1980 and remained until 2003. Ms. Saulmon worked in the reference/special projects library before becoming the head librarian. In 2004, she moved on to the Learning Resources Center, where she remains to this day as the Dean Emeritus. She also held the positions of director and dean. Since 1978, Ms. Saulmon has been an organist at the Southern Hills United Methodist Church. As a testament to her success, Ms. Saulmon has received myriad accolades including but not limited to, the OLA/SIRS Intellectual Freedom Award in 1999, was named an OLA Library Legend in 2006 and was named to the Hall of Fame of the Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma in 2015. She is also listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who in America.
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