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Sequoyah Award Reservations

The Oklahoma Library Association's Sequoyah Book Award Author Celebration will be held during the Annual Conference on April 23, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa Hotel in Tulsa. For the first time all three winning authors will be present: Lois Ruby (The Doll Graveyard), Kwame Alexander (The Crossover) and Ryan Graudin (Wolf by Wolf). To make reservations to attend, please complete the reservation form.

Legislative Committee WORKSHOP

Register now for the most important advocacy-related event of the year, the OLA Legislative Committee's 2018 workshop: "Understanding the State Budget: Library Advocacy in Times of Scarcity". If you're curious about how state budgeting works or would like the opportunity to sharper your advocacy skills, then this workshop is for you! It is scheduled for Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Northwest Library in Oklahoma City. Deadline to register is Friday, January 26. Learn more . . .

SMART WORKSHOP

The Supervisors, Managers and Administrators Roundtable's spring workshop, "How to Survive and Thrive: Tips and Tricks for New Managers", will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Moore Public Library. You'll want to register today if you are a new manager, an existing manager or someone who is interested in moving to a leadership position. At this workshop you will learn about leadership principles, emotional intelligence characteristics and how to understand different personality styles, dealing with difficult employees and patrons, and how to give and receive feedback. Deadline to register is March 22. Learn more . . .

Award Nominations

Now is the time to recognize our members for their contributions to OLA and Oklahoma libraries by nominating them for the 2018 OLA Awards which will be presented at the Annual Conference in Tulsa. All nominations must be submitted online no later than February 26, 2018.  Learn more . . .

SRRT WORKSHOP: Religious Diversity in Libraries

Does bias affect how we are serving and interacting with our patrons and colleagues? This lively workshop, to be held at the Enid Public Library on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, will help librarians identify the religious biases they have, learn why they have them, and how they are affecting their work with patrons and colleagues. Register today! Deadline to register is February 28. Learn more . . .

ATTENTION Conference Vendors!

Complete information is now available for all vendors at the 2018 OLA Annual Conference in Tulsa, April 23-25. Reserve your exhibit booth, donate items for door prizes, get information on hotel reservations, and much more. All the details are right here!

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, 2018. All applications are submitted online. Learn more . . .

CATS & OKSL WORKSHOP: Book Talking for Youth Services

Register now for an important workshop co-sponsored by the Children and Teen Services Roundtable (CATS) and the Oklahoma School Librarians Division (OKSL): "Book Talking for Youth Services". At this workshop you will have the opportunity to share best practices for book talking with your colleagues, practice your book talking skills, and increase your knowledge of new children’s and teen titles to take back and share with your patrons. The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Southwest Oklahoma City Library. Deadline to register is February 8, 2018. Learn more . . .

PLD WORKSHOP: Adulting Can Be Fun!

Register today for the Public Libraries Division 2018 workshop: "Adulting Can Be Fun!". Learn how to create, conduct and evaluate successful and innovative adult programs. The workshop will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library. Deadline to register is February 16, 2018. Learn more . . .

UCD WORKSHOP: "Dare to Do More with Less"

In a time of dwindling budget and fiscal unpredictability, many libraries have to work with the limited funding and the loss of positions. How do libraries survive in this situation? You can find answers at the 2018 workshop of the University & College Division, scheduled for Friday, February 2, 2018 at Rose State College's Community Learning Center. Deadline to register is January 26, 2018. Learn more . . .

MAJOR AUTHORS ATTENDING ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO RECEIVE AWARDS

Sequoyah Award winning authors Ryan Graudin, Kwame Alexander and Lois Ruby are set to attend the 2018 Oklahoma Library Association Conference in April in Tulsa to receive the 2017 OLA Sequoyah Book Award. This is the first Sequoyah Author presentation where all three authors will be present to receive awards.  Learn more . . .

November Oklahoma Librarian

The November issue of the Oklahoma Librarian is online.  Check it out!

Ruth Brown Memorial Award

The Oklahoma Library Association’s Social Responsibilities Roundtable is now taking applications for the 2018 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 1, 2018. Learn more . . .

OLA Career Center

The OLA Career Center is now available. Using the Career Center, you may:

  • Search for current available openings in libraries
  • Post an opening if you have an available library position
  • Create a Resumé/CV from your member profile to be searchable by potential employers
  • Search Resumés/CVs posted by OLA members to find potential candidates
  • Subscribe to be notified by email when jobs are added to the OLA Career Center
Whether you're looking for a job or looking for an employee, the OLA Career Center is the place to start!

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 Linda Pye, 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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