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The 113th Annual OLA Conference was OLA's first virtual conference!  Were you able to attend?

If so, we need to hear from you.  What did you think of the conference?  What did you like and what didn't you like?  What were the best sessions?  Which speakers did you find the most engaging?  What would you like to see (and not see) at OLA 2021?

Please give us your feedback by completing the following evaluation forms:

The Conference Planning Committee takes all feedback seriously and will use it in planning next year's conference.  Thank you for your time!

Need the CEU request form?  The form is available right here.

Be part of the national conversation on libraries!

You’re invited to join American Library Association President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. when he visits Pioneer Library System in Norman during his virtual tour Holding Space: A national conversation series with libraries. His stop in Norman on August 3, 1:00-2:00 p.m. is part of his nationwide advocacy effort to highlight the innovation and impact of all types of libraries and to generate public awareness of essential library programs and resources.

The tour visit will be broadcast via Zoom and archived on YouTube. Learn more and register for "Partnering to Advance Career and Workforce Development" at: https://bit.ly/ala-holding-space

You can also follow the conversation online #ALAHoldingSpace.   

Suggest a Title!



Fill out the form to suggest a title for the Donna Norvell and Sequoyah Book Awards.

 


OLA Statement on Racial Inequality

OLA LogoThe Oklahoma Library Association (OLA) stands in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and condemns racism and violence against Black people and all people of color. We stand with library workers, library users, and members of our community who are susceptible to acts of prejudice, threats of violence, and even death based solely on their race or ethnicity. The systemic racism in our nation, as well as individual prejudice, are barriers to social equity and are in opposition to our vision of enriching the lives of all Oklahomans.

Read the complete statement here.

OLA Town Hall

Did you miss the Town Hall on May 6? A pdf transcript of the conversation is available in addition to a recording of the entire meeting. (The recording is on Google Drive where you should be able to either download or view the recording.)

2020 Sequoyah Book Award Winners

Sequoyah Book Award LogoThe Sequoyah Committees are pleased to announce the winners of the Sequoyah Book Awards for 2020:

  • Children’s: Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood
  • Intermediate: Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  • High School: Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

The Donna Norvell Award winner is Nobody Hugs a Cactus by Carter Goodrich.

Complete information about both the Sequoyah and Donna Norvell Book Awards is available here.

OLA Responds to Coronavirus

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.

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.

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!

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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