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2017 OLA Annual Conference Program Proposal Form
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Thank you for your interest in submitting a program proposal for the 2017 Annual Oklahoma Library Association Conference. The conference will be held Monday, April 24th through Wednesday, April 26th at the National Center for Employee Development in Norman, Oklahoma. The Program Planning Committee is pleased to announce the conference theme will be Reach.

All libraries and information professionals must reach in a variety of ways to be successful and remain relevant in the eyes of their students, customers, and communities. You can reach out to your community through creative programing and outreach tactics, and by practicing ethical and socially responsible librarianship; reach higher by learning about and implementing the latest technology, tools, and techniques; and reach across by learning to advocate for libraries in your community and beyond. Please join us in gathering the innovative, future thinking, and diverse programming Oklahoma librarians and library staff need to reach their potential.

Program Selection Guidelines

  1. Conference program proposals are due by October 7th, 2016.
  2. Most conference programming originates from divisions, roundtables, committees or discussion groups within the Association. This year, individuals are invited to submit proposals independently. Submitters may be OLA members or non-members.
  3. Submissions by individuals should clearly reflect the conference theme Reach and list expected learning outcomes.
  4. The Program Planning Committee, consisting of OLA Division, Roundtable, and Committee (DRoC) chairs, will review all program submissions and determine which programs they choose to sponsor.
  5. Program proposals will be accepted on the conditions of DRoC sponsorship and available space on the conference schedule.
  6. Vendors who submit programs must also pay for booth space in the vendor hall in order to be accepted.
  7. Submitters will be notified of their acceptance or denial by October 28th, 2016.

For questions about submitting a conference proposal, contact

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