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OLA 2016 LogoRegister now for OLA 2016, the 109th Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Library Association. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Tulsa on March 30 - April 1, 2016. Register online for the conference, pre-conferences, Banquet, and more. IMPORTANT: If you're an OLA member, be sure to log in to your OLA account in order to receive the discount price available ONLY to OLA members! For more information, please visit the conference website.


Valentine's Day Fundraiser

Happy Valentine's Day! 

The OLA Valentine's Day Endowment Fund raiser is now underway! Your contribution will help OLA continue its service to the people of Oklahoma. Please donate now at

Sequoyah Book Award Voting

Voting for the 2016 Sequoyah Book Awards is open until March 15. The winning authors and their books will be announced on the morning of March 31 at the Oklahoma Library Association Annual Conference.

Graduate Scholarships

Any current member of the Oklahoma Library Association who is also a graduate student in a Library and Information Studies program is eligible to apply for one of three $750 scholarships awarded by OLA at the annual conference in Tulsa. The application deadline is Monday, February 15, 2016. If you are interested, please review the eligibility criteria and then submit the Graduate Scholarship Application Form.

In addition, the Association is proud to offer the Connie Van Fleet Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $750. Additional eligibility criteria apply.

OLA GOLD Leadership Institute 2016

Are you ready to reach new leadership heights? If so, the OLA Gold Leadership Institute is for you! Learn more about leadership, emotional intelligence, effectiveness and influence, and personal growth as well as how to become more involved in OLA. The institute is an immersive leadership experience that includes a three-day retreat from November 2-4, 2016 at the Noble Foundation in Ardmore, OK. Selection for the institute is competitive; if you wish to be considered, please apply online by February 26th. Questions? Contact Sarah Robbins, committee chair, at or 405.325.5293.


Snapshot Day

The Oklahoma Library Association's Snapshot Day is March 1, 2016. This is a fun way to show a pictorial "day in the life of the school, public, academic, special and corporate library". Pictures are worth a thousand words and lots of candid pictures will convey the busyness of libraries around the state. More information, including specific instructions, deadlines, release form examples, and further steps you can take, are available right here!

Award Nominations

Nominate one of our members for our annual awards given at conference!

Deadline to submit nominations is February 15, 2016.

Sequoyah Award Reservations

The Oklahoma Library Association Sequoyah Book Award Author Celebration to honor Jennifer A. Nielsen for her book, The False Prince, which is the 2015 winner of the Intermediate Sequoyah Award will be held at 10:00 a.m., March 30, at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa Hotel. Book signing will follow the award presentation. To make reservations, complete the reservation form.

Essay Contest

The Legislative Committee is sponsoring an essay contest for students in 4th to 12th grades with the chance to win up to $150 and a visit to the Oklahoma State Capitol.  The essay must be on the topic "Why my library is important to my Community".  Entries must be postmarked or e-mailed by 11:59 p.m. on February 29, 2016. Winners will be notified in March 2016 and receive their prizes at the Oklahoma Library Association’s Legislative Day at the Capitol on April 12, 2016. For more information on prizes and how to submit entries, download the flyer (in PDF).

Copyright Workshop - Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for "Turning Copywrongs into Copyrights", a workshop co-sponsored by the University & College Division (UCD) and the Oklahoma School Librarians (OKSL). Scheduled for February 26, 2016 at Virginia College in Tulsa, the workshop will help librarians from academic, public, and school libraries learn more about the copyright issues that they might encounter in the course of their daily jobs, including what libraries and librarians may legally do, and what our patrons may do. Deadline to register is February 19. Details, including the agenda, CEU's, site information and more, is available by clicking here.

Ruth Brown Memorial Award

The Oklahoma Library Association’s Social Responsibilities Roundtable is now taking applications for the 2016 Ruth Brown Memorial Award. The award is presented to recognize and support social issue oriented programs implemented by or with libraries. Application deadline is March 9, 2016. Learn more . . .

Oklahoma Librarian

The January/February 2016 issue of the Oklahoma Librarian is now online.  Check out the Table of Contents or download the entire issue in PDF.

Poster Session Proposals

The University & College Division is now accepting proposals for poster presentations at the OLA Annual Conference in Tulsa, March 30 - April 1, 2016.  Let us know how your library is working to "Turn on the Light! by participating in the conference through a poster session. Just submit the online form. More information 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 Calypso Gilstrap, 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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libraries, library services and librarianship in Oklahoma.

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