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OLA 2019 logoRegistration is now open for OLA 2019, the 112th Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Library Association. The conference will be held March 13-15, 2019 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel & Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Register online for the full conference (including pre-conferences, and the Opening Banquet), or just register for the pre-conferences only or Banquet only.

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!

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Lightning Talks

Would you like to talk about an activity or innovation that you’ve tried at your library?

Can you talk about it in 7-10 minutes?

The University and College Division of OLA invites proposals for brief (7-10 minutes) presentations to be given during the 2019 Oklahoma Library Association Conference in Norman on March 13-15, 2019. If you’re interested, please fill out the online form and submit it by January 23, 2019. Your proposal will be reviewed by a committee of UCD members. You will be notified of acceptance via email. Learn more . . .

Intellectual Freedom Committee Workshop

Registration is now open for the OLA Intellectual Freedom Committee's Spring Workshop "Defending Intellectual Freedom: The Basics and Beyond", scheduled for April 26, 2019 at the Moore Public Library. Come hear from experts on how to handle challenges and support the freedom to read in any library. The registration deadline is April 19, 2019. Learn more . . .

OLA GOLD Leadership Institute 2019

Are you ready to advance your leadership skills? If so, the OLA Gold Leadership Institute is for you! Learn more about leadership, emotional intelligence, effectiveness and influence, and personal growth as well as how to become more involved in the Oklahoma Library Association. The institute is an immersive leadership experience that includes a three-day retreat from November 6-8, 2019 at the Lake Murray Lodge in Ardmore, OK. Selection for the institute is competitive; if you wish to be considered, please apply online by February 8th. You will also need two people to submit recommendations.  Questions? Contact Leslie Langley, committee chair, at

Apply for one of the two $500 OKSL Leadership Development Scholarships sponsored by Rosen Publishing to cover part of your OLA GOLD expenses.

Ruth Brown Memorial Award

The Oklahoma Library Association’s Social Responsibilities Roundtable is now taking applications for the 2019 Ruth Brown Memorial Award. The award is presented to recognize and support social issue oriented programs implemented by or with libraries. Application deadline is February 1, 2019. Learn more . . .

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 Monday, February 15, 2019. 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 $750. Additional eligibility criteria apply.

Award Nominations

Do you know someone whose contributions to the library community or OLA have made an impact on Oklahoma libraries and librarianship?  If so, consider nominating that person (or group) for one our annual awards to be given at the conference in March!

Deadline to submit nominations is February 1, 2019.

Sequoyah Award Reservations

Sequoyah Book Award LogoThe Oklahoma Library Association Sequoyah Book Award Author Celebration honoring Mindy McGinnis for her book, The Female of the Species, the 2018 High School Sequoyah Award winner, will be held at 10:00 a.m., March 13, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel & Conference Center. Book signing will follow the award presentation. To make reservations, complete the reservation form.

OKSL Webcourse: Understanding the Shared Foundations in the Learner Framework

OKSL LogoRegister now for a new webcourse offered by OKSL that takes an in-depth look at the new School Library Standards for Learners by exploring the six different shared foundations. You will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss one shared foundation per week, collaborate with other librarians and work to infuse current lesson and unit plans with ideas that correlate with the new standards. The webcourse will take place over seven weeks, beginning January 14 and ending March 2. Each week will explore a different shared foundation. Learners may enroll in the course through February 15th. Learn more . . .

Workshop: University & College Division

Registration is now open for the OLA University & College Division's 2019 workshop: "Making Connections: Stakeholders in the Library Community". The workshop will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Rose State College Learning Resource Center, rooms 230-231. For more information download the flyer or visit the workshop webpage.


ATTENTION Conference Vendors!

OLA 2019 logoComplete information is now available for all vendors at the 2019 Oklahoma Library Association Annual Conference in Norman, March 13-15. Reserve your exhibit booth, donate items for door prizes, get information on hotel reservations, and much more. All the details are right 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!

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.


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libraries, library services and librarianship in Oklahoma.


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