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Register TODAY for OLA 2020

OLA LogoRegistration is now open for OLA 2020, the 113th Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Library Association. The conference will be held April 22-24, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Register online for the full conference, pre-conferences, the Opening Banquet, and the Scholarship Bash.

To book your hotel room at the conference hotel, use https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/TULRT/G-OL20 for the group rate. If you have a government ID, use https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/TULRT/G-OLGV for the government rate.

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!

Register NOW!

Ruth Brown Memorial Award

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Applications are now open for the Ruth Brown Memorial Award! Each year the Oklahoma Library Association’s Social Responsibilities Roundtable takes applications for the Ruth Brown Memorial Award. The award is presented to recognize and support social issue oriented programs implemented by or with libraries. Click here for more info and the application. Applications are due by Feb 21st.

SMART Workshop: Practical Project Management for All Levels of Staff

Logo for "Practical Project Management for All Levels of Staff"Registration is now open for the Spring 2020 SMART Workshop: "Practical Project Management for All Levels of Staff". Are you responsible for coordinating an event, creating a program, implementing a grant, or leading change within your library? If so, you are a project manager and this workshop is for YOU! Sponsored by the OLA Supervisors, Managers and Administrators Roundtable, the workshop will help you learn how to plan, organize, and manage projects more effectively using a systematic approach. It is scheduled for Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Norman Public Library Central. Deadline to register is Friday, March 28, 2020. Learn more . . .

Sequoyah Award Reservations

Sequoyah logoThe Oklahoma Library Association Sequoyah Book Award Author Celebrations honoring Kristin O'Donnell Tubb for her book A Dog Like Daisy (the 2019 Children's Award winner) and Alan Gratz for his book Refugee (the 2019 Intermediate Award winner), will be held during the 2020 OLA Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa. To make reservations, please complete the reservation form.

UCD Digitization Workshop

UCD workshop logoRegistration is now open for the OLA University & College Division's 2020 workshop, "Digitization on a Shoestring", co-sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) and the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB). Learn how librarians from institutions of all types and sizes initiate and complete digitization projects using existing resources with a realistic budget and their current personnel. The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020. Learn more . . .

In addition, the conference sponsors are offering a limited number of scholarships to workshop participants to cover the registration fee. To be considered, complete the scholarship application form.

ATTENTION Conference Vendors!

OLA logoComplete information is now available for all vendors at the 2020 Oklahoma Library Association Annual Conference in Tulsa, April 22-24.

Reserve your exhibit booth, donate items for door prizes, get information on hotel reservations, and much more. All the details are right here!

OKSL Spring Award Nominations

OKSL logoOKSL Spring Award Nominations for The Polly Clarke Award and the Barbara Spriestersbach Award are now open!

The Polly Clarke Award (Given every spring)– To honor an Oklahoma school librarian who has been instrumental in the establishment of an exemplary school library that serves the instructional needs of teachers, students, and administrators.

The Barbara Spriestersbach Award (Given in the spring on even years)- To identify and reward an Oklahoma teacher or team of teachers who practices cooperative instructional planning and teaching in an exemplary manner with a school librarian.

Nominations are due by March 2nd, 2020. Check out the OKSL Awards Page for more information.

Help Endow the Kay Boies Memorial Scholarship

Photo of Kay BoiesHelp endow a scholarship in memory of long-time OLA Executive Director, Kay Boies. We are proud to honor a special friend and give opportunities to other OLA members through her lasting legacy.

With your donation, OLA will be able to give a scholarship to an active OLA member to attend OLA Annual Conferences. Every donation is greatly appreciated and will help us provide valuable experiences to OLA members for years to come.

IMPORTANT: Please indicate that your contribution is for the Kay Boies Memorial Scholarship in the Donor Comments section of the donation form.

Make your donation today!

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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