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The purpose of the Oklahoma School Librarians Division (OKSL) is to bring together school librarians for a concerted effort to improve school library programs in the state of Oklahoma; to stimulate professional growth by offering workshops on topics of concern to school librarians; to plan and present programs at the Annual Conference of significance to school librarians; and, to cooperate with other divisions, roundtables and committees which have activities common to the services of school librarians.

Chair: Ashleigh Dautermann
  1. Presides at annual meetings and represents OKSL all executive board meetings
  2. Appoints committees to facilitate the work and objectives of the organization. These committees might include
    1. Nominating Committee
    2. Legislative Network Committee
    3. Awards committee(s)
    4. Marketing Committee
    5. Conference Planning Committee
    6. Other ad hoc committees
  3. Represents the organization in an official capacity and acts as spokesperson for the association in all established policies.
  4. Serves on the OLA Executive Board, which meets monthly.
  5. Submits an annual budget request to the Chair of OLA and an annual program budget for the spring conference; prepares the OKSL operating budget and presents it for approval of the OKSL membership at the fall annual meeting.
  6. Calls and presides at a turn-over meeting at the end of his/her term of office to facilitate induction of new officers; transfers all OKSL records in his/her possession to the incoming Chair by July 1.
  7. Serves as an official representative for OKSL at the American
Chair-Elect: Teresa Lansford
  1. Presides at meetings in the absence of the Chair. If the Chair cannot complete his/her term of office, the Chair-elect automatically succeed to the office of Chair.
  2. Revises and updates the Constitution and Officer Handbook as needed. Suggestions for revision must be submitted for approval of the OKSL and OLA Executive Board 30 days prior to the OLA meeting. Provides copies of the Constitution and Handbook for all incoming officers and Committee chairs at the turn-over meeting.
  3. Transfers all OKSL records in his/her possession to the incoming Chair-elect by July 1.

Secretary: Molly Dettmann
  1. Prepares and sends a list of new officers to the OLA President and to AASL after the annual meeting of OLA in the spring.
  2. Records minutes of all OKSL Executive Board meetings and the business meetings, with copies of the same to all officers and members of the Executive Board.
  3. Transfers all the OKSL records in his/her possession to the incoming secretary by July 1.

Treasurer: Angela Risch
  1. Receives and deposits in a special account all monies received by OKSL. All monies shall be deposited immediately, and quarterly financial statements will be sent to the elected officers of OKSL.
  2. Keeps financial records up to date, and submits a report at each meeting of the OKSL Executive Board and at each meeting of the OLA Executive Board.
  3. Pays all bills of the organization.
  4. Presents the financial records of OKSL to the OLA Auditing Committee upon request. The auditor’s report shall be attached to the Treasurer’s Report, and copies sent to the Chair by August 1.
  5. Transfers all OKSL records, including the Auditor’s report, to the incoming Treasurer by July 1.

Past Chair: Amanda Kordeliski
1. Serves in an advisory capacity as a voting member of the Executive Board for one-year immediately following his/her term as Chair.

ALA/AASL Assembly Delegate: Cherity Pennington
  1. Serves as the liaison between Oklahoma School Librarians and the American Association of School Librarians.
  2. With the OKSL Chair, attends the ALA/AASL National Conferences and AASL Delegate Assembly, participates in the deliberations of the Delegate Assembly, and votes on resolutions and other business of the assembly. The OKSL Executive Board will budget at the beginning of each year an amount toward expenses incurred to attend conferences. If the ALA/AASL Assembly Delegate cannot attend, the OKSL Executive Board will appoint an alternative.
  3. Represents Oklahoma school librarians in issues, special concerns, and resolutions as discussed and voted upon in all meeting of the American Association of School Librarians.
  4. Attends and votes at all meetings of the OKSL Executive Board.
  5. Prepares a written report for OKSL to be presented at the annual spring and fall meeting
  6. Maintains an online and email presence providing information about AASL resources, activities and initiatives.
  7. Holds this office for three consecutive years. If resigns or is otherwise unable to complete the term of office, the OKSL Executive Board will appoint a replacement to finish the term of office.
  8. Has the following qualifications for this office:
    1. those specified in article VI of the OKSL Constitution;
    2. personal membership in OLA, OKSL, ALA, and AASL
    3. experience/participation in OLA and OKSL;
    4. experience/participation in ALA and/or AASL.

Awards Chair: Terri Curtis

Marketing Chair: Chloe Summers

Oklahoma School Librarian Awards Guidelines and Nomination Forms

Timeline for 2020-2021 OKSL Awards:

  • Nominations for Technology in Education Award due September 14, 2020
  • Nominations for The Polly Clarke Award and the School Administrator Award due January 25, 2021.

Guidelines and forms for OKSL awards:

  • The Technology in Education Award (Given every fall) – To honor an Oklahoma school librarian in which a twenty-first century model of technology integration is a vital component of their teaching.
  • The Polly Clarke Award (Given every spring)– To honor an Oklahoma school librarian who has been instrumental in the establishment of an exemplary school library that serves the instructional needs of teachers, students, and administrators.
  • The Barbara Spriestersbach Award (Given in the spring on even years)- To identify and reward an Oklahoma teacher or team of teachers who practices cooperative instructional planning and teaching in an exemplary manner with a school librarian.
  • The Oklahoma School Administrator Award (Given in the spring on odd years)– To honor an administrator's contribution (project, program effort) that promoted school library services and the improvement noted as a result of their efforts.

Past Award Winners

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