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SRRT Workshop: How to Overcome Our Biases

Register now for the Social Responsiblities Roundtable's 2016 workshop, How to Overcome Our Biases: Candid Conversations for Oklahoma Librarians. Scheduled for Friday, November 4 at the McAlester Public Library, this workshop will examine how we all address our prejudices. We will look at some of the unconscious views that we all have regarding “other” groups. Attendees will receive tools and learn how to acknowledge, accept and diminish biases. Suitable for all library employees. Learn more . . .

2017 OLA Annual Conference Program Proposals- THANK YOU!

Thank you for your overwhelming response to our call for program proposals for the 2017 OLA Annual Conference. The Conference Program Planning Committee is busy reviewing all of the submissions and will make their final selections by the end of October. Be on the lookout for a response by November 1st. Please contact Program Planning Committee Chair Natalie Currie at if you have any questions or don't receive a response. Again, thank you for your efforts in reaching out to Oklahoma librarians and the communities they serve to create one of our best conferences yet!

Complimentary Event for School Librarians

Register here for "Connecting ESSA to School Libraries", a complimentary event co-sponsored by OLA, AASL and OKSL. This event focuses on ESSA, the Every Student Succeeds Act, and how it impacts school librarians and library programs. The event is scheduled for November 1, 2016 at the Midwest City Library and is open and complimentary for all Oklahoma school librarians. Register today. Registration is limited to 75 people.  For more information, download the flyer (pdf).

OLA Scholarships

The OLA Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for Graduate Scholarships and the Dr. Connie Van Fleet Memorial Scholarship. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 31, 2017. All applications are submitted online. Learn more . . .

OLA Now on LinkedIn®

OLA is now on LinkedIn®! Please follow our company page if you'd like to connect to OLA on this professional social network. Follow us here.

September Oklahoma Librarian

The September issue of the Oklahoma Librarian is online in its NEW format!

OLA Store

The online OLA Store is here! The online store offers merchandise for OLA, Read Y'All, and current (and past) conference themes. Reach! merchandise will be coming later this fall. Take note that shipments are made every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Questions? Contact Visit the Store NOW!

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 . . .

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!

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.


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