The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County is governed by the Metropolitan Library Commission of Oklahoma County.
The Commission has charged the Executive Director with responsibility for administration.
Julie Ballou began her role as Executive Director in October 2018. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Executive Director of Public Services. Ballou has worked for the Metropolitan Library System for 25 years. She began her library career in 1993 as a Sunday librarian at the Edmond Library. After many years as a librarian including several years at the Village Library, she later worked as a materials selector before accepting the position of library manager at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library. She opened and managed the Patience S. Latting Northwest Library until she was promoted to a Regional Director in 2015.