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OLA Leadership: 2020-2021
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Leaders of the Oklahoma Library Association include members of the Executive Board as well as the chairs of the Association's Roundtables and Committees.

The Oklahoma Library Association is governed by an Executive Board of ten voting members elected annually by a vote of the membership. In addition, four other officers also serve as non-voting members of the Board.

Executive Board

*President: Cathy Blackman

*Vice President/President-Elect: Cherity Pennington

*Immediate Past President: Lisa Wells

*Secretary: Kelly Sitzman

*Treasurer: Susan Urban

*ALA Councilor: Sarah Robbins

*MPLA Representative: April Miller

*Oklahoma School Librarians (OKSL) Division Chair: Ashleigh Dauterman

*University & College Division (UCD) Chair: Shay Beezley

*Public Libraries Division (PLD) Chair: Alyson Hayes

WebMaster: Charles Brooks

Marketing and Communications Chair: Casey Lowry

Federal Relations/State Library Coordinator: Melody Kellogg

FOLIO Representative: Wayne Hanway

(* indicates voting member)


Roundtable Chairs

Children & Teen Services (CATS): Jennifer Terry

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Intellectual Freedom (EDII): Brittany Mays

Small Oklahoma Library (SOLR): Leslie Durham

Technical Services (TSRT): Elizabeth Szkirpan


Committee Chairs

Advocacy: Aiden Street

Awards and Scholarships: Charlotte Nance

Continuing Education: Wendy Noerdlinger

Endowment: Chris Manna and Gail Oehler

Finance: Lisa Wells

Governance: Kristen Burkholder

Leadership Insitute (OLA GOLD): Joanne Huff

Marketing & Communications: Casey Lowry

Membership Engagement: Jessica Givens

Tribal Libraries: Karen Haught and Helen Clements

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