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TSRT Workshop: D.I.Y. Collection Development

Registration is still open for the Technical Services Roundtable's 2019 worshop: D.I.Y. Collection Development: Tools for Building Your Collection. This interactive workshop supports librarians and staff with collection development responsibilities. Learn more about collection development policies, collecting for diverse communities, as well as new tricks and tools in the field. The workshop will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Stillwater Public Library. For more information, download the flyer. Registration deadline is October 18, 2019. Learn more . . .

Survey of Library Needs for Oklahoma Tribal Librarians

Attention Tribal Librarians! The Tribal Libraries Committee would like to know more about the kinds of education and training, and the kinds of resources that you need in your library. Please help by completing our Survey of Library Needs. We will use your answers to help us plan our programming for OLA this year. We will also use the answers to help us know where we may assist you in finding other services and resources which may be available, but which aren’t necessarily associated with OLA.  Deadline to complete the survey is October 25. Learn more . . .

Workshop: Domestic Violence Awareness in the Library - Register TODAY!

Register now for "Domestic Violence Awareness in the Library", sponsored by the Social Responsibilities Roundtable (SRRT) and the Small Oklahoma Libraries Roundtable (SOLR). Learn how the library can best support those experiencing domestic violence with a mix of in-person and virtual experiences. Hear from experts in the field about resources and services available from around the state and discuss best practices for situations that may arise in the library. The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, November 7 at two locations: the Stillwater Public Library and the Patrick Lynch Public Library in Poteau. (Both locations will be connected online via Zoom. There will be live presenters at each location.) Registration Deadline is October 31. Learn more . . .

OKSL Webcourse: Understanding the Shared Foundations in the School Librarian Framework

OKSL LogoRegister now for the OKSL webcourse that takes an in-depth look at the School Librarian Framework of the AASL/Oklahoma Standards by exploring the six different shared foundations. You will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss one shared foundation per week, collaborate with other librarians and work to infuse current lesson and unit plans with ideas that correlate with the standards. This webcourse will take place over the course of eight weeks, beginning October 13 and ending December 7. Each week will explore a different shared foundation. Learners may enroll in the course through November 10th. Learn more . . .

OLA 2020 - Call for Session Proposals

OLA 2020, the 113th Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Library Association, will be held April 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa.

Do you have an idea for a session at the Conference, something that will help your colleagues across the state utilize new techniques or technologies and learn practical skills that will improve their own libraries? If so, submit a session proposal to the Conference Planning Committee by November 1, 2019. Learn more . . .

Get involved with the Sequoyah Book Awards

Sequoyah Book Award LogoVolunteer for a OLA Sequoyah Reading Team!

The Sequoyah Administration Team appoints volunteers to reading teams in the fall of each year. Fill out the OLA Sequoyah Volunteer Form. Interested volunteers must fill out the form every year. Applications for consideration for next year’s teams are due by Oct 25. Learn more . . .

CATS Workshop: "Diversity in the Library"

CATS logoRegistration is open for the 2019 Children and Teen Services Roundtable workshop, "Diversity in the Library: Working for All Children and Teens". During the course of the workshop you will learn how to better serve all of your children, teens and families by interacting with guest speakers who offer special services and diversity programming, hearing from an Oklahoma author who strives for cultural sensitivity in children's lit, and touring a new library and discussing accessibility. The workshop will be held on November 8, 2019 at Norman Public Library Central. For more information, download the flyer (PDF). Register and 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!

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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