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Membership Benefits

  • Professional development and continuing education
  • Annual Conference
  • Awards & scholarships
  • Legislative activities and lobbying
  • Oklahoma Librarian
  • Idea sharing
  • Reduced rates for conference and workshops
  • Networking with professional colleagues
  • Special interest groups

Member Testimonials 

 

“From the beginning, with OLA, I have had the feeling that my contributions are important and appreciated…OLA gives us so many opportunities to present, publish (book reviews), and develop leadership skills, among many other areas needed to grow professionally. Simply put, OLA gives you the impression that you are not just a member in name only but an essential participant in the continued success of the organization.”

Kathryn Plunkett
Digital Information Literacy Librarian
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
 

 

 “OLA has been indispensable to me as an Oklahoma librarian. It has been a community of colleagues, a place for making and growing new friendships, a provider of continuing education geared to my needs as an Oklahoma librarian, a channel for working effectively with others to influence legislation affecting libraries, an opportunity to grow in service through planning and presenting workshops and programs, and much more. OLA has been conferences, lots of committee meetings, retreats, lots of work, plenty of learning, and good social times. To me, being an Oklahoma librarian and being part of OLA are inseparable.” 

Wayne Hanway
Executive Director
Southeastern Public Library System

“It was invaluable to me as a new librarian to make connections with other librarians across  Oklahoma. Conferences, meetings, and workshops meant not only attending presentations that would enable me to gain knowledge and skills that would help me with my job, but visiting with other librarians in similar positions at lunches and breaks to see how they were “doing things” at their libraries. I learned a lot from those social encounters and I still do.
 
 OLA provides a nurturing environment in which to gain knowledge, network with other librarians, and improve communication, organizational, and presentation skills. I would encourage any Oklahoma librarian to join OLA and get involved by participating in committees, roundtables, workshops, and conferences. When you get involved with the organization, you will really learn and enjoy being a part of this great organization!”
Linda Pye
 Head of Technical Services
Al Harris Library, Southwestern Oklahoma University
 
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