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Annual Conference

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The 113th Annual OLA Conference, scheduled for July 29-31, is also the First Virtual Conference! 

Complete information on this important event is now available on the Conference Website

If you haven't had a chance to register, don't worry.  Registration is still open.

This will be the largest online gathering of librarians in Oklahoma history.  Don't miss it!

Annual Membership Meeting

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Mark your calendar for the Annual Membership Meeting of the Oklahoma Library Association.  This year the meeting will be held online from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28.  Details will be coming soon! 



Join an OLA Committee

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Interested in getting more involved in your library association?  To join an OLA Committee just fill out the Committee Preference Form.  It's easy and quick!  Deadline to submit the form is July 20.  Learn more . . .



2020 OLA Leadership Retreat

Attention OLA Leaders!  Are you an incoming or outgoing chair or chair-elect of a Division, Roundtable or Committee?  If so, you're invited and encouraged to attend the very first VIRTUAL OLA Leadership Retreat on July 24 from 10:00-Noon.  Led by President Cathy Blackman, the Retreat will provide you with vital information you'll need as an OLA leader during the coming year.  Registration is required.  Learn 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 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 Annual Conference is Going Virtual

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Due to the rapidly evolving developments surrounding COVID-19, the Oklahoma Library Association Executive Board has decided to transition this year’s annual conference to a virtual-only conference, scheduled for July 29-31. Click here for a full statement and FAQs.

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.

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.

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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