CCGS Library Staff

During the time that CCGS operated a library, all CCGS staff were volunteers.  The most recent volunteers were:

Jean McCracken was retired from the University of Oklahoma, spending two years as secretary to the Dean of Students, and 14 years at Sooner House. A long-time member of the Cleveland County Genealogical Society, Jean  volunteered for the Genealogical Library since its beginning in 1990. She wore many hats, serving as Library Co-Manager, Research chair, and President for the CCGS Board of Directors. Jean was our resident expert on the families of Cleveland County.  Jean passed away on May 19, 2021.  We will miss her greatly!

Nova Hornback was retired after twenty years at the Pioneer Library System, Norman Library. No library degree, just enthusiasm for finding books and materials for people. She held various positions, working with Adult Literacy the last ten years. She volunteered as CCGS Library Co-Manager and served as First Vice President (Program chair) on the CCGS Board of Directors.

Jane Harris became interested in genealogy after listening to her grandmother tell family stories when she was a child. She began to volunteer at the Cleveland County Genealogy Library after retiring from the construction company that she and her husband owned. A registered dietitian, she was a consultant dietitian for Congregate Meals for the Elderly in Caddo, Grady, McClain, and Stephens counties and Director of Child Nutrition at Little Axe Public Schools. Jane was chair of the CCGS Library committee and currently serves as Secretary on the CCGS Board of Directors.

Mary Lewis is a retired school librarian who loves working in libraries. A long-time volunteer in the Cleveland County Genealogical Society’s Genealogy Library, she served as cataloger for the library and is currently editor of the Society’s quarterly newsletter.