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Due to the rapidly evolving developments surrounding COVID-19, the Oklahoma Library Association Executive Board has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s annual conference, originally scheduled for April 22-24. OLA 2020 has been rescheduled for July 29-31 at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa. Click here for a full statement and FAQs.

The Oklahoma Library Association (OLA) realizes that any decision to close a library should be a local decision and that the library leaders should work with their local city & county leaders on the best course of action. That being said, OLA strongly recommends that all libraries suspend public operations and consider closing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  See OLA's full statement in support of Oklahoma's libraries.

Oral History Workshop Postponed

Due to the current pandemic crisis, the Tribal Libraries Committee has decided to reschedule the Oral History Workshop. If you had planned on attending the workshop and have questions, please feel free to contact Helen Clements or Karen Haught at

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT regarding Fight Hunger Volunteer Day

SRRT Volunteer Day


Due to volunteer shift closures by the RFBO, SRRT’s Fight Hunger Volunteer Day on April 4th has been postponed. Those who signed up will be notified of the new date as soon as it is scheduled. Please contact Jessica Givens, SRRT Chair at if you have any questions.


Sequoyah Book Award Voting

Voting for the 2020 Sequoyah Book Awards has been extended until April 10.

Kay Boies Scholarship Conference Experience

Photo of Kay BoiesThe Oklahoma Library Association is pleased accept applications for a newly endowed scholarship in memory of OLA's long-time Executive Director, Kay Boies.

The Kay Boies Scholarship Conference Experience covers the cost of conference, a banquet ticket, a scholarship bash ticket, a pre-conference and up to 2 nights of lodging. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2020. To apply, please complete the application.

2021 Sequoyah Masterlists

Sequoyah Book Award LogoHere are the masterlists for the 2021 Sequoyah Book Awards:

More information about the Sequoyah Book Awards is available on the Sequoyah website.

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. Both authors will receive their awards on Wednesday, April 22 from 10-12 at the Central Library, Downtown Tulsa. To make reservations, please complete the reservation form.

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.


  The mission of the Oklahoma Library Association is to strengthen the quality of
libraries, library services and librarianship in Oklahoma.


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