OLA 2014: Register NOW!
Pre-registration is now open for OLA 2014, the 107th Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Library Association. You may pre-register online or download the pre-registration form to pay by check. (Deadline to pre-register is March 17.) Download the Conference Preview (in PDF) for a quick overview. Want all the details? Then check out the conference website!
Vote for Sequoyah Books 2014
Vote now and make your voice heard! If you have read at least 3 books from the current OLA Sequoyah then VOTE! Students across Oklahoma have the honor of voting to decide the winner of the OLA Sequoyah Book Awards. In the spirit of the Native American, Sequoyah, who the award is named after, this award recognizes the unique creative achievements of American authors. To find out more about this award or Sequoyah himself please visit our website.
Changes to Constitution & Bylaws
Attention OLA members: Important revisions to the OLA Constitution & Bylaws are up for consideration at the Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday morning during the OLA Conference in Tulsa. Please take some time to review these changes prior to the conference. (NOTE: You'll be asked to log in to your OLA account.)
2014 Library Legislative Day
Library Legislative Day is April 29, 2014. Join library supporters from across the state to visit with legislators at the Capitol about issues of importance to school, public, and academic libraries. Register online or download the registration flyer. Registration must be received by April 21.
Sequoyah Masterlists for 2015 are now available
Valentine's Day OLA Endowment Fund Raiser
The annual Valentine's Day Fund raiser to benefit the Oklahoma Library Association Endowment is now underway. Your support is vital in helping OLA continue its service to the people and libraries of Oklahoma. Consider making your donation online today! Learn more . . .
Oklahoma Library Association Night With The Oklahoma City RedHawks
Join your OLA friends on Friday, June 13 for the 2nd Annual OLA RedHawks Night at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, sponsored by the Membership Committee. We'll be sitting together as a group as we cheer the RedHawks to victory over the Las Vegas 51s. An "All You Can Eat" pre-game picnic is also available for an extra charge. You may buy your tickets online or download the flyer to pay by check. Deadline to order is May 2, 2014.
One Book, One Association
I encourage Oklahoma libraries to participate in the first “One Book, One Association” reading event for annual conference scheduled March 31-April 2, 2014 at the Tulsa Southern Hills Marriott. OLA has purchased 100 copies of “Beyond Wow: building essential service-leadership approaches to exceptional customer service performance and relationships” by Myra Golden (Opening General Session speaker) and Jeffrey Magee. Ms. Golden will also lead a discussion of this book at the Tuesday luncheon. A copy of the book can be made available to your library for your staff to read prior to conference. If your library is able to purchase a copy, the cost is $19.95. If you are not able to purchase a copy but still wish to participate in the “One Book, One Association” reading event, we have copies that have been purchased through the generosity of OLA vendors. Please contact me to request a copy.
Lynda Reynolds, OLA President 2013-2014
405.372.3633 x 101(office)
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.
OLA Store now Online!
The OLA Store is now open for business -- ONLINE! Looking for a t-shirt? Or a mug? Or maybe a case for that new tablet you just bought? Show your support for OLA and Oklahoma's libraries by purchasing these products and much more, all branded with the OLA logo. More information . . .
The mission of the Oklahoma Library Association is to strengthen the quality of
libraries, library services and librarianship in Oklahoma.