Oklahomans for Special Library Services
PO Box 53593
Oklahoma City OK 73152
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement Enrich the lives of Oklahomans with print disabilities and their families by strengthening, promoting, and advocating for the accessible library services and information access provided by the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Contact Information
Contact Name Kent A. Mauk
Contact email kentmauk@coxinet.net
Address PO Box 53593
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
Phone (405) 879-0077
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.library.state.ok.us/dir/OSLS
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/osls/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Membership Opportunities:
Individual: $15.00
Library Patron: $10.00
Business or Organization Member: $100.00
Sustaining Member: $500.00
Lifetime Member: $1,000.00
Donations are tax deductible.
Contact Us:
Oklahomans for Special Library Services
P.O. Box 53593
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
For information on library programs contact Vicky Golightly at 405-522-0526 or vgolightly@okdrs.gov
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $30,000.00
Projected Expenses $140,000.00
History and Background
Supported Organization Oklahomans for Special Library Services
Year Founded 1986
IRS Ruling Year 1987
State Registration Expiration Jan 2018
Mission Enrich the lives of Oklahomans with print disabilities and their families by strengthening, promoting, and advocating for the accessible library services and information access provided by the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
OSLS helps to strengthen, preserve, and grow the many operations and outreach programs offered by OLBPH. These programs include supporting our annual Summer Reading Program, boosting the library's digital book collection, and funding library volunteer recognition events.
The AIM Center provided braille and audio textbooks for over 1,200 visually-impaired students in Oklahoma schools.
OSLS helped fund the library's digital book collection which loans audio books to vision-impaired and physically handicapped patrons.  The circulation of this program was over 200,000 last year.
OSLS provided volunteers to record and edit books and magazines with an Oklahoma focus in the library's digital recording studio. 
OSLS donates funds and prizes to the summer reading program each year to encourage visually-impaired children to read.
For the coming year, OSLS would like to provide support for the following programs:
iPads for the AIM Center: OSLS would like to provide the AIM Center with 500 iPads to loan to the visually-impaired students they serve.  The iPads will  allow students to access all of their textbooks on one device.  The iPad program will allow the AIM Center to serve more students, and make carrying textbooks much easier for physically disabled students.
The Hill: is a sensory garden located at the library.  OSLS would like to expand and improve the garden so that it may be used to enhance a variety of programs offered by the library.
Accessible library brochure:  The Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped offers many services to the visually-impaired community but currently does not have an accessible brochure to promote these programs.  OSLS would like to fund a braille and audio version of the brochure that the library may distribute to the public.
The most pressing needs of OSLS are as follows:
$50,000 to fund the purchase of 100 iPads for the AIM Center.  The iPads will be loaned to visually-impaired students in Oklahoma who will use them to access audio and braille textbooks. 
Volunteers with digital recording or voice experience  to record and edit audio books in the library's digital recording studio
$100,000 to update, expand and improve "The Hill," the library's sensory garden.  The expansion and updates will allow the library to expand it's summer children's services and braille camps, as well as provide an event center and recreational area for the public. 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Oklahoma - Statewide
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Education/Libraries
Description Volunteer narrators record books and magazines with a focus on Oklahoma authors.
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Description The AIM Center loans Braille and large-print textbooks tactile learning tools, electronic reading aids and other assistive equipment for learning to blind and visually-impaired students. GED & 4-18 years old.
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Description The Braille Enrichment Summer Program is a 2 week summer camp for ages 4-12 where students learn Braille literacy.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Description OTIS is an online radio station broadcasting a variety of programs that are relevant to library patrons.
Population Served Adults General/Unspecified
Description Oklahoma Telephone Reader is a program that allows library patrons to access newspaper articles by phone.
Population Served Adults General/Unspecified
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director None None
Start Date Jan 1998
Email kentmauk@coxinet.net
Number of Full-time Staff 0
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 25
Staff Retention Rate 100
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? N/A
Management reports to board? N/A
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Debra Trout
Company Affiliation Oklahoma Dept of Rehabilitative Services
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2016
Email dtrout@okdrs.gov
Board of Directors
List Current as of Sept 01, 2016
Board of Directors List
Elaine Boykin Visual Services VS 90Voting
Julie Brantley Oklahoma Dept of Rehabilitative ServicesVoting
Vicky Golightly Community VolunteerVoting
Jim Henry Oklahoma Natural GasVoting
Jean Jones Oklahoma Dept of Rehabilitative ServicesVoting
Kathleen Kennedy Community VolunteerVoting
Kent A. Mauk Kent A. Mauk, CPA, Inc.Voting
Robert Moore Community VolunteerVoting
Nedra Ruth Community VolunteerVoting
Judith Rycroft commVoting
Debra Trout Oklahoma Dept of Rehabilitative ServicesVoting
Sandi Webster Community VolunteerVoting
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 0 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017-Dec 31, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $30,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $140,000
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$6,660$144,402$5,291
Investment Income, Net of Losses$23,569$21,356$19,002
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$117,404$17,628$17,779
Administration Expense$2,004$2,672$3,352
Fundraising Expense--$775--
Payments to Affiliates$60,000--$60,000
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.177.870.30
Program Expense/Total Expenses65%84%22%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%1%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$120,390$269,876$124,646
Current Assets$120,390$269,876$124,646
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$102$409$12
Total Net Assets$120,288$269,467$124,634
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1180.29659.8410387.17
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $23,569Individuals $144,402Investment Income $19,002
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $6,660Investment Income $21,356Individuals $5,291
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Other $150 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS's Form 990s.
Note:  Payment $60,000 during 2014 and 2016 calendar years were issued to the Oklahoman's for Special Library Services Endowment at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.

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Address PO Box 53593
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
Primary Phone 405 879-0077
Contact Email kentmauk@coxinet.net
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/osls/
CEO/Executive Director None None
Board Chair Debra Trout
Board Chair Company Affiliation Oklahoma Dept of Rehabilitative Services