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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.

For more information CHECK OUT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE!

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!

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. Learn more . . .

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.

Fight Hunger Volunteer Day

SRRT Volunteer Day


Fight Hunger Volunteer Day
sponsored by the Social Responsibilities Roundtable is on April 4th from 1:30pm-4:30pm. Come volunteer at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma with OLA members, friends, and family! Register by March 27th. There are 25 spots, so sign-up today! If you have any questions please email SRRT@oklibs.org. You do not have to be a member of SRRT to participate.

Valentine's Day Fundraiser

Valentine

 

The OLA Valentine's Day Endowment Fund raiser is now underway! Your contribution will help OLA continue its service to the people of Oklahoma. Please donate now at oklibs.org/valentine.

 

Workshop: Is Oral History On Your Horizon?

Register now for "Is Oral History On Your Horizon?", sponsored by the Tribal Libraries Committee (TLC), co-sponsored with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board. This workshop will help you plan your oral history project and follow best practices so that you can preserve the spoken record for the future. The workshop, designed for all types of libraries, is scheduled for Friday, March 27 at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries in Oklahoma City. Registration Deadline is March 20. More information, including the agenda, speakers, CEUs and more, is available here.

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

To learn more, download the flyer (png).

Sequoyah Book Award Voting

Voting for the 2020 Sequoyah Book Awards is open until March 15.

Graduate Scholarships

Any current member of the Oklahoma Library Association who is also a graduate student in a Library and Information Studies program is eligible to apply for one of three $750 scholarships awarded by OLA at the annual conference in Tulsa. The application deadline is Saturday, February 29, 2020. If you are interested, please review the eligibility criteria and then submit the Graduate Scholarship Application Form.

In addition, the Association is proud to offer the Connie Van Fleet Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $900. Additional eligibility criteria apply.

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.

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.

 


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

 

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UCD Workshop: "Digitization on a Shoestring"

3/6/2020
Legislative Committee Meeting

3/6/2020
SMART Workshop: Practical Management for All Levels of Staff

3/6/2020
SRRT Meeting

 

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