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Sequoyah Great Books Grant

Sequoyah Great Books Grant LogoEach year, the Sequoyah Reading Team members receive thousands of dollars of newly published books that have been targeted primarily towards children and young adults and eligible for the Sequoyah Masterlists. The purpose of this grant is to give these titles to at least two libraries, in need, with at least $2000 worth of new books each. The books available during this trial grant cycle are intended for young adults ages 12-18 and are almost all hardback titles. Learn more and apply for the grant here . . .

OLA Halloween Watch Party

Grab a snack and a drink and join us while we watch the episode “Halloween” of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and chat live! In season 2, episode 6 the Scooby Gang go trick or treating with some neighborhood kids, but everyone turns into their costume characters. Can Giles break the spell and turn Buffy from an 18th century gentlewoman back to her vampire slaying self? Learn more . . .

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Mark Your Calendars for OLA 2021!

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We are living in unprecedented times, and Oklahoma librarians and library staff continue to rise to the challenge in spectacular fashion. OLA is proud of the creative efforts of Oklahoma libraries to implement innovative digital programming, inclusive community engagement, and socially conscious policies. Help us celebrate Oklahoma's ROCKSTAR libraries at OLA's 114th Annual Conference at the Embassy Suites in Norman on March 10-12, 2021! 

Mark your calendars today!

Give to Grow the OLA Endowment

For more than a century, members of the Oklahoma Library Association have worked to improve the quality of life for all Oklahomans.  Your support of the OLA Endowment helps us to continue our service to the people of Oklahoma! 

Give NOW to grow the OLA Endowment.

Library Stories

Share your library stories on the OLA website! Stories can be about events, services, people, or any topic you think might be of interest to the Oklahoma library community. It's quick and easy to do: just fill out the online form and please feel free to submit an image or link to accompany the text of your story.  If you have any questions, please send them to marketing@oklibs.orgLearn more . . .

Sequoyah Promotional Materials Survey

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Feedback needed! How do you promote the Sequoyah Book Award? Your feedback will be used by the Sequoyah Reading Teams to redesign and create better free promotional materials! Fill out the survey for a chance to win a free Sequoyah book of your choosing!



OLA 2021 Conference Proposals

OLA Conference Proposal form graphicDo you have a session idea for the OLA Annual 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 October 5, 2020 using this form: The 114th OLA Annual Conference will be held March 10-12, 2021, at the Embassy Suites in Norman, OK. (The committee is currently looking into options for a virtual component to accommodate safety concerns regarding COVID-19. Stay tuned for more details!)


TSRT Workshop: "Tricks and Tools of the Trade"

TSRT workshop logoRegistration is now open for the Technical Services Roundtable's 2020 workshop: "Tricks and Tools of the Trade".  This multi-block workshop webinar includes discussion of and tutorials of commonly-used or open-source tools benefitting technical services departments, librarians, or technical-type positions. Attendees will learn more about MarcEdit, Connexion, ArchivesSpace, Tableau, OpenRefine, Omeka, NACO cataloging, Regular Expression, data-driven decision making, and automated metadata workflows. The workshop is scheduled for Friday, October 30, 2020Learn more . . . 

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 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.


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libraries, library services and librarianship in Oklahoma.


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