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OLA 2018 LogoRegistration is now open for OLA 2018, the 111th Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Library Association. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Tulsa on April 23 - 25, 2018. Register online for the full conference (including pre-conferences, and the Opening Author Banquet), or just register for the pre-conferences only or Banquet only. DEADLINE TO PRE-REGISTER IS FRIDAY, APRIL 13. After this date registration must be onsite. Onsite registration may not be available for all events.  For more information, check out the Conference Website.

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!

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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 . . .

FOLIO Scholarships

The Lillian Born Norberg and Mary Lou Atkinson Staff Support Scholarships are offered to full or part-time employees of a public, academic, or special library in Oklahoma in the process of furthering their education. Scholarship awards will be presented at the annual FOLIO member’s luncheon, held during the Oklahoma Library Association Annual Conference in the spring. FOLIO has awarded these scholarships since 2006. For more information, and to apply for the scholarship, download the application form (pdf). Deadline for submission of applications is March 31, 2018.

OLA Fun Night with the Oklahoma City Dodgers!

Batter up!

Oklahoma City Dodgers LogoOn May 19, 2018 OLA will be taking over the Devon Deck at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark for food, fun, networking and to cheer the Oklahoma City Dodgers to victory over the Nashville Sounds! Tickets cost $40 each and include an all-you-can-eat buffet and beverages, including a keg of beer for the group to share. You’ll also get a cool Dodgers hat and see OLA's name in lights on the big screen! This event is open to family and friends, so grab tickets for them, too! Gates open at 6:05 pm and the game starts at 7:05. Deadline to register is April 13, 2018. Learn more and . . .

Go Dodgers!!!

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.

2019 Sequoyah Masterlists

Here are the masterlists for the 2019 Sequoyah Book Awards:

More information about the Sequoyah Book Awards is available on the Sequoyah website.

We LOVE our OUSLIS Alumni!

The Outstanding Alumni Award Committee, a subcommittee of the OUSLIS Alumni Association, is currently taking nominations for this year’s Outstanding Alumni. Award recipients are chosen through a nomination and a committee review process. Share your love of our libraries and librarians by nominating your favorite OUSLIS Alumni today. For Guidelines and the assessment of recommendations, please visit the Award page of the Alumni section on the School of Library and Information Studies page on the University of Oklahoma’s website, The deadline for submissions is March 23, 2018.

January Oklahoma Librarian

The January 2018 issue of the Oklahoma Librarian is online.  Check it out!

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 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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libraries, library services and librarianship in Oklahoma.


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