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Here’s your opportunity to be involved! Serving on an OLA committee is a great way to grow your professional network, build leadership skills and meet colleagues from around the state.

Deadline to submit the form is July20.

Thanks for keeping our Association strong!

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(list first, second and third choices)

Advocacy Committee. This committee shall coordinate OLA’s legislative involvement, promptly communicate with the officers and membership about state or federal legislation concerning Oklahoma libraries, and encourage understanding and involvement of members in the legislative process.

Awards and Scholarships Committee. This committee shall review and consider all requests for any honors, awards, and citations offered by any division, roundtable, or committee on behalf of the Association. This committee shall also be responsible for disseminating information about the Oklahoma Library Association scholarships, seeking applicants, screening applicants and selecting a candidate prior to each year who will receive the designated stipend.

Continuing Education Committee. This committee shall encourage the development of and participation in continuing education programs for the membership of the Oklahoma Library Association.

Finance Committee. This committee shall prepare a budget for the fiscal year and submit it to the Executive Board by the June meeting of the Executive Board each year. The committee shall study the finances of the Association and make recommendations to the Executive Board. This committee shall also examine on a regular basis the financial records of the Association and any other funds using the OLA federal tax identification number.

Governance Committee. This committee will prepare any revisions of the Constitution and Bylaws as the Executive Board and President may direct, and shall recommend such amendments or changes it deems necessary to the President and Executive Board. The committee shall further consider and recommend any policies it deems necessary to the President and Executive Board. It shall be responsible for the continuing revision of the Oklahoma Library Association Handbook. This committee shall select a slate of candidates for office in accordance with Article III, Section 1 of these Bylaws and shall report at the first business meeting of each Annual Conference those elected in accordance with Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution and Article III, Section 1 of the Bylaws. Ballots for DRoC officers and results of the DRoC elections shall be sent to the Governance Committee Chair, who will inform DRoC chairs of the election results. This committee shall review and present resolutions that the President and Executive Board may direct, or that any active individual member of the Association may request for consideration by the Association membership.

Marketing and Communications Committee. This committee will manage the internal and external communications of the Oklahoma Library Association and will oversee the various channels of communication utilized by the Association. This committee will develop and administrate a marketing plan to promote libraries, library service, and the profession of librarianship within the state of Oklahoma.

Membership Engagement Committee. This committee shall carry out statewide promotional activities to encourage membership engagement in the Oklahoma Library Association.

Tribal Libraries Committee. This committee shall foster a relationship between people working in tribal libraries and OLA and encourage all libraries in their service to American Indian populations.

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