HONORING THE PAST
The geological library has been in existence since 1966, having been founded, owned and operated by the Oklahoma City Geological Society (OCGS). In late 2015, upon recommendation and affirmative vote by the Society’s Board of Directors and subsequently approved by a vote of Society membership, the assets of the library and the building in which it is housed, the OCGS Devon Geoscience Center were deeded over to a newly-formed, 501(c)(3) charitable entity, the Mid-Continent Geological Library, Inc. (MCGL). The MCGL applied for and was granted charitable status by the Internal Revenue Service in June, 2016. The building will forever remain named the OCGS Devon Geoscience Center in tribute to a significant financial contribution made to the OCGS by Devon Energy during the Society’s 2014 Capital Campaign to assist with the acquisition of the building.
EMBRACING THE FUTURE
The newly-formed MCGL is working diligently to “catch up” to the digital age and is actively scanning its significant geological data holdings to enable access to our vast resources via the internet. The timeline for completion of this sizable undertaking is directly proportional to the amount of funding available to pay for the work to be done. That’s where your tax-deductible donation can be of significance. Accomplishing this task is not possible with revenue from regular library operations and therefore, we are actively seeking monetary donations that can be dedicated specifically to this project.
If you believe in what we are doing, you can directly participate and speed up the timeline by making a tax-deductible financial contribution. Checks should be made payable to the Mid-Continent Geological Library. All donations will be recognized on this website unless the donation is specified as anonymous.
What a great way for those who have used the library’s resources to be able to give back and help to further the future for the next generation!