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"Engaging with Teens in the Library" Workshop - Register TODAY!

Register now for "Engaging with Teens in the Library: The Good, the Bad, and the Awkward", sponsored by the Public Library Division (PLD). Learn about positive conflict resolution, dealing with teens in difficult personal situations, and issues surrounding unattended teens in the library. The workshop is scheduled for Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Northwest Library in Oklahoma City. Registration Deadline is September 16. More information, including the agenda, CEU's, site information and more, is available by clicking here.

OLA 2017 - Call for Session Proposals

OLA 2017, the 110th Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Library Association, will be held April 24-26, 2017 at the National Center for Employee Development in Norman, Oklahoma.

Do you have an idea for a session at the Conference? Submit a session proposal by October 7, 2016. This is your opportunity to reach out to your community through creative programing and outreach tactics, and by practicing ethical and socially responsible librarianship; reach higher by learning about and implementing the latest technology, tools, and techniques; and reach across by learning to advocate for libraries in your community and beyond.

Learn more . . .

Social Media

The OLA Marketing Committee wants to help you promote what's happening in your library or OLA Committee! Use this form to send us the details of library news or upcoming events and we'll post about it on social media. Posts with images, videos, or links always get more attention, so send those as well!

OLA Legislative Committee Essay Contest

This spring the OLA Legislative Committee sponsored an essay-writing contest for students in grades 4-8 and 9-12 on the topic "I Love My Library". Winners were announced at the State Capitol on OLA Legislative Day, April 11, 2016:

  • Nirvana Khan – 4th-8th grade category winner
  • Sarah Sampson – 9th-12th grade category winner
  • Rosalinda Espinosa – Judges’ Choice winner
  • Gaby Fernandez – Honorable Mention winner

Photos of the winners and excerpts from their essays are here.

Resolution in Support of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries

In January the OLA Executive Board adopted a resolution supporting the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the critical services and resources it provides to the people of Oklahoma.  The resolution has since been endorsed by numerous citizens' groups throughout the state.  The resolution and a list of these groups is available here.

Join an OLA Committee

Interested in getting more involved in your library association?  To join an OLA Committee just fill out the Committee Preference Form.  Your committee request goes straight to President Melody Kellogg, who makes committee assignments.  It's easy and quick!  Learn more . . .

2016 Sequoyah Book Award Winners

The Sequoyah Committees are pleased to announce the winners of the Sequoyah Book Awards for 2016:

  • Children’s: Chews Your Destiny: The Gumazing Gum Girl! by Rhode Montijo
  • Intermediate: Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
  • High School: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

More information about the Sequoyah Book Awards is available on the Sequoyah website.

2017 Sequoyah Masterlists

Promotional materials are now available for the 2017 Sequoyah Masterlists. They are all FREE!

Here are the masterlists for the 2017 Sequoyah Book Awards:

More information about the Sequoyah Book Awards is available on the Sequoyah website.

Oklahoma Digital Collections

Michele Seikel and Tabitha Manners of the University & College Division have prepared a list of Digital Collections available from Oklahoma libraries.  They provide a brief description and the URL.


  The mission of the Oklahoma Library Association is to strengthen the quality of
libraries, library services and librarianship in Oklahoma.


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