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In celebration of the 10th Year Anniversary of the Oklahoma Library Association’s (OLA) Endowment, the committee is launching an on-line giving campaign! Join us as we give “One Together” in an effort to raise funds for the OLA Endowment!  Learn more about the Top 10 benefits of your contribution towards the Endowment as we post them during the giving campaign!  We challenge you and your library during the month of October to help us raise awareness and increase our number of donors to this valuable organization!

1. The OLA Office
2. Sequoyah
3. Newspapers in Education
4. Festival of Books
5. Connie Van Fleet Memorial Scholarship
6. OLA Endowment Committee Fundraising Efforts
7. The Fabulous "Cars" Fundraiser
8. Information Matrix Camp

Mildred Laughlin Festival of Books for Young People 2014

Register NOW 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 . . .

Festival of Books - Student Scholarship

Attention:  Teachers & Librarians

Sign your teens up to hear their favorite author FREE!

Register your students today at to see Megan McCafferty or Mike Mullin.

25 teens can attend to see one author session free!  Scholarships are underwritten by Capstone/Bigbee Learning Resource, RoadRunner Press, W.T. Cox Subscriptions, and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Only one free session per student. For more information, please download the flyer (pdf)

Banned Books Week Competition

September 21-27 was ALA Banned Books Week: Challenging our Freedom to Read. View all of the Photo Competition entries.  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.  Watch for the winner announcement on October 1.

Here are the great entries we 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 . . . 

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.

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!!

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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Mildred Laughlin Festival of Books for Young People 2014

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