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Banned Books Week Competition

September 21-27 is ALA Banned Books Week: Challenging our Freedom to Read. Please join our Photo Competition by building a Banned Books Display with any theme and sending the OLA Intellectual Freedom Committee a picture of it. The winner will have their photo in the Oklahoma Librarian and any surrounding newspapers as well as a challenged book for their library’s age range.  To learn more, download the registration form (MS Word).

Take a look here at some of the great entries we've received!

TSRT Workshop: "Any Way You Want It"

Registration is now open for "Any Way You Want It", the OLA Technical Services Roundtable's fall workshop focusing on Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  You'll learn tips and ideas for working with OCLC WorldShare, gain knowledge of various methods for PDA (patron driven acquisition), and learn about issues relating to ILL of materials in different formats.  For details, download the flyerDeadline to register is October 24. Learn more . . . 

3rd Annual Sequoyah Book Award Week

The Third Annual Sequoyah Book Award Week kicks-off on September 15 with lessons and activities in The Oklahoman and online at

To participate, sign up by September 9 for The Oklahoman's Newspapers in Education (NIE) program at

Learn more . . . 

Oklahoma Librarian

The September/October 2014 issue of the Oklahoma Librarian is now online.  Check out the Table of Contents or download the entire issue in PDF.

Mildred Laughlin Festival of Books for Young People 2014

Registration is now OPEN for the Mildred Laughlin Festival of Books for Young People, scheduled for October 30, 2014 at the Broken Arrow Campus of Northeastern State University.  Attendees will meet notable bestseller Megan McCafferty, selected New Voice author Mike Mullin and artist, illustrator Ard Hoyt.  Please register online. You may pay with a credit card or choose the “Bill Me” option on the check-out page if you need another payment method. Deadline to register is October 23.  Learn more . . .

Information Matrix Camp

The Information Matrix Summer Camp is over for another year.  But you can relive all the fun and excitement by reading Rorie Cox-Steib's daily blog.

OLA 2015: Save the Date!

Mark your calendars NOW!  The 108th Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Library Association will be held at the Reed Center in Midwest City on April 29 - May 1.  See you at OLA!!

Sequoyah Book Award Winners for 2014

The Sequoyah committees are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Sequoyah Book Awards.  Learn more . . .

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-Elect Shari Clifton, who makes committee assignments.  It's easy and quick!  Learn more . . .

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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