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Chair: Julia Harmon
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Chair: Betty Smith
OLA Conference Projects:
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Chair: Fran (Austian) Harbert
Recorder: Glenda Lamb
OLA Conference Projects: Literacy
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Chair: Shari Clifton
OLA Conference Projects: 1st Annual Poetry reading featuring Dr. Howard Stein.
Conference Program: "The Indiscreet Miss Brown and the Bartlesville Public Library: Racism and Censorship in Cold War Oklahoma" featuring Dr. Louise Robbins speaking about Ruth Brown and the book she has written on Ms. Brown's life; co-sponsor "Crisis Management: Planning, Preparedness, Prevention and Responses" and " Developing Consumer Health Information Services: The World Wide Web of CHI Resources".
Other Projects: (1) Implementation of the Ruth Brown Memorial Award; (2) Tulsa Area Book Bank donation collection; (3) Establishing formal affiliation with the ALA SRRT.

Chair: Jane Taylor
Recorder: Carolyn Mahin
OLA Conference Projects: Poetry reading; Presentation by Jennifer Greenstreet on Ada's censorship challenge
Ruth Brown Memorial Award Winner: Brain Train: Positive Tomorrow's Transitional Center
Other Projects: Assisted Herland Sister Resources catalog their materials for better access.

Chair: Glenda Lamb
Recorder: Marla Roberson
OLA Conference Projects: Poetry reading held at a coffee house in Enid;
Conference Program: "Unstraightening the Shelves: Making Room for Gay & Lesbian Literature, facilitated by Linda Jordan with panelists Anne Moore, Marla Roberson, Jane Taylor, Cathy Van Hoy, and Deb Willis
Ruth Brown Memorial Award Winner: The First Amendment: Where Would American Culture Be Without It?: Allied Arts and Humanities Council of Bartlesville and The Bartlesville Public Library
Other Projects: (1) SRRT had a booth at the Women's Bold Journeys Conference in order to raise awarness of the Ruth Brown Memorial Award; (2) developed poster that was used at that conference and subsequent OLA poster presentations.

Chair: Carolyn Mahin
Recorder: Deb Willis
OLA Conference Projects: Poetry reading; Roundtable talk facilitated by Deb Willis "Serving Patrons Below the Poverty Line"
Conference Program: Martin Belsky "Hate Crimes, Hate Speech and the First Amendment".
Ruth Brown Memorial Award Winner: Service to the Aging: Anadarko Community Library in partnership with Silver Crest Manor Nursing Home and Laureate Alpha Kappa
Other Projects: (1)  Deb Willis developed web site.  (2)  Mulhall-Orlando High School workday to help after a tornado destroyed the school collection. (3) Deb Willis designed a new brochure for the Ruth Brown Memorial Award.

Chair: Cathy Van Hoy
Recorder: Linda Jordan
OLA Conference Projects: Poetry reading featuring Jane Taylor; Roundtable talk: "Women: Leading though Reading" facilitated by Anita Roesler;
Conference Program: "Serving the Poor: What Can Your Library Do?" Facilitated by Deb Willis with panelists Shari Clifton, Dottie Davis, Kathleen Lienke, and Glenda Stokes; Co-sponsor Preconference with Continuing Ed and Public Libraries: "Sustainable Communities" Poster
Ruth Brown Memorial Award Winner: Say You, Say Me: Together Celebrating Diversity: Oak Park Episcopal School
Other Projects: Sent out fundraising letter for Ruth Brown Award support.

Chair: Marla Roberson
Recorder: Vickie Dixon
OLA Conference Projects: 1st Annual Ruth Brown Memorial Golf Tournament; Poetry reading: featuring Richard Dixon
Roundtable talk: "Defusing Abuse Situations" facilitated by Karen Antell
Conference Program: "Family Support in the Public Library: The Parent/Child Workshop" with Deb Willis and Kristin Epperson; Poster
Ruth Brown Memorial Award Winner: Child Fest 2000, Spiro Public Library
Other Projects: Updating OLA Handbook; began SRRT listserv:;  transferred website to OSU-OKC (Still available as of 5/2/07); transition House fundraiser.

Chair: Linda Jordan
Recorder: Vickie Dixon
OLA Conference Projects: 2nd Annual Ruth Brown Memorial Golf Classic Poetry reading held at the IAO (Individual Artists of Oklahoma) with featured readers Carl Sennhenn and Carol Davis Koss.
Program was "Seasoned Citizens: Facts and Fiction Library Services to Senior Citizens" with speakers Dr. Connie Van Fleet, Christina Owen and Anita Roesler.
Table Talk on "How do we effectively serve customers with mental health problems?" Cosponsored with Ethics Committee.
Poster session: One of the Ruth Brown Memorial Award nominee projects, "Docs, Kids & Early Literacy: OUHSC's Reach Out and Read Program" also presented their findings.
Ruth Brown Memorial Award Winner: Police Read to Educate and to Improve Social Skills (PRESS), Leland Wolf School, Norman, OK
Other Projects: A Framework for Understanding Poverty, September 27, 2002; Evaluations of Workshop

Chair: Karen Bays
Recorder: Sarah Brockhaus
OLA Conference Projects: 3rd Annual Ruth Brown Memorial Golf Classic, fundraiser for the Ruth Brown Memorial Award.  Oklahoma Poet Laureate, Francine Ringold as our featured reader for the Poetry Reading.  "Literacy Legacy," a report on literacy challenges in Oklahoma and how libraries can help, presented by Leslie Gelders, Literacy Coordinator for ODL.   "Recruiting for Diversity," a co-sponsored program with the Recruitment and Retention Committee with a speaker from the Chicago Library System.
Table Talk, co-sponsored with Ethics Committee: "Un-deserved or Underserved: Bringing Non-Users Into the Library" with SRRT's own Karen Antell of the OU Engineering Library facilitating the discussion.
Ruth Brown Memorial Award Winner: the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library for their Reach Out and Read program which helped provide books for young children through their visits to participating doctors. Click for presentation speech of the "2004 Ruth Brown Memorial Award and OLA Special Project Award"
Other Projects: Transferred website to UCO.


Chair: Kelley Rhia


Re-Entry: How Libraries Can Provide Help for Military Families 
OLA Sessions:
Ruth Brown, Library Saint (Co-Sponsor: Ethics Committee)
50 Shades of Ethical Gray (Co-Sponsor: Ethics Committee)
Your 2 Cents: Assisting Customers in Poverty
Librotraficante: Modern Day Book Smugglers (Co-Sponsors: Intellectual Freedom Committee, Ethics Committee)
Culturally Responsive Teaching (Co-Sponsors: Oklahoma School Librarians, Tribal Libraries Committee, Library Education Division)
The Rest of the Story: Responses and Lessons Learned After the Release of The Dismissal of Ruth Brown (Co-Sponsor: Ethics Committee)
Filtering Fairly: Internet Filters and Intellectual Freedom (Co-Sponsors: Intellectual Freedom Committee, Ethics Committee)
Chickasaw Cultural Center Tour (Co-Sponsors: Tribal Libraries Committee, Government Documents Roundtable, Local Arrangements Committee)


OLA Sessions:
Book Club: The Power of Open Communication through Books.
Mother Goose on the Loose: How Nursery Rhymes Bring Us Together
Early Childhood Education Initiatives


Chair: Rondia Banks


True Colors: Understanding Yourself and Others
Spring Into Action: Green Practices for Every Library (Co-Sponsor: Ethics Committee)


OLA Sessions:
Creative Educational Strategies and Services
Providing Services to People with Alzheimer's and Related Dementias (Co-Sponsor: Public Libraries Division)
Respect Diversity with Author Michael Korenblit


Latest update: August 6, 2015


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