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Tribal Libraries Workshop

Register today for the Tribal Libraries Committee's 2017 workshop: "Explore the American Experience Online". If you work with researchers, writers, teachers, or students, this workshop will expand your list of go-to websites that include unique primary sources that help tell our many American stories. The expert presenters will explore a variety of pieces of history, from statistics to sheet music, diaries to daguerreotypes. The workshop is scheduled for Friday, March 24 at the Northwest Library in Oklahoma City. Deadline to register is March 17. Learn more . . .

Have a say in the OLA Store!

All OLA members and affiliates are invited to participate in a survey about the use, merchandise, and availability of the OLA Store. Participants may choose to be entered into a raffle upon completion of the survey for a free item (excluding Reach! items) of their choice from the OLA Store.

The Marketing Committee wants to ensure that the OLA Store meets the needs of the Association and would appreciate as much feedback as possible. The survey will be open from January 18-February 2.

The survey may be taken at

For any questions, contact Shay Beezley, Marketing Committee Chair, at or 405-974-2918

OLA Awards

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

Deadline to submit nominations is February 6, 2017.

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 . . .

Sequoyah Book Award Voting

Voting for the 2017 winners of the Sequoyah Book Awards will begin on February 1 and end on March 15. The winning authors and their books will be announced no later than March 31.  Learn more . . .

Workshop: University & College Division

The University & College Division's 2017 workshop, "Planning Your Library’s Future: Restructuring for Better Service", will be held at the Metropolitan Library System’s Northwest Library on Friday, February 24, 2017. The workshop will explore changes, including restructuring and new service models, in different types of libraries and help both managers and frontline librarians and staff offer excellent service as the organizational and service landscape of libraries changes. Deadline to register is February 17, 2017. Register online. For more information, download the flyer.

Volunteer Opportunity for all OLA Members

The OLA Social Responsibilities Roundtable is sponsoring an afternoon at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  Volunteers are needed for Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 1:30 pm to 4 pm.  The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is located at 3355 South Purdue Avenue, Southwest Oklahoma City.  For more information contact Jean Longo at jm_longo@yahoo.comRegistration required.  For more information, download the flyer.

Ruth Brown Award

In honor of Ruth Brown's courageous efforts to integrate public library service in the town of Bartlesville, OLA's Social Responsibilities Roundtable has established an annual award celebrating programs that address social issues or ones devoted to serving underserved populations. Winning programs receive $500. The 2017 deadline is March 1, 2017. Fill out the short online application now.

Sequoyah Author Pre-Conference

"Save the Date" for the Sequoyah author pre-conference on the morning of Monday, April 24 at OLA 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Our author is Shelley Coriell, an award-winning author of mysteries, romantic thrillers, and novels for teens. Her debut thriller was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year, and her other novels have been nominated for an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, Best Paperback Original of the Year from the International Thriller Writers, and a Kirkus Recommended Read. Shelley's book, Goodbye Rebel Blue, won the 2016 OLA Sequoyah Intermediate Award. A former magazine editor and restaurant reviewer, Shelley lives in Arizona with her family and the world’s neediest rescue weimaraner.

November Oklahoma Librarian

The November issue of the Oklahoma Librarian is online!

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.

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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