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Oklahoma Librarian

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

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-Elect 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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