Tulsa library panel asks for OMA training

The Tulsa City-County Library Commission met Tuesday to vote in public on what it had illegally decided during an executive session last week, the Tulsa World reported today.

County Commissioner Karen Keith, a member of the library board, said she has asked library administrators to order books on public meetings and records from the Oklahoma Press Association and to schedule a training session for the commissioners.

Keith said the entire board should take responsibility for the violations last week.

"There are others of us who should have known as well," Keith said. "And we had our attorney here, too."

The training will be provided either by attorney Tom Hilborne, who represents the county, or by Attorney General Drew Edmondson in an upcoming open government program in Tulsa..

Joey Senat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
OSU School of Journalism

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