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David Oberhelman Remembered
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David OberhelmanDavid Oberhelman was an active member of the Oklahoma Library Association, chairing and serving on a number of committees throughout his 20 years of service to OLA. He was involved with the University and College Division as well as the Resolutions Committee and the OLA Gold Leadership Institute Committee.  David served as a mentor at OLA Gold in 2010. 

At the 2018 annual conference, colleagues from across the state honored his memory by posthumously naming David as a Library Legend. Colleagues also gave money to the OLA Endowment to endow the David Oberhelman Memorial Scholarship for OLA Gold. The scholarship will be awarded every three years to provide funding for an active OLA member to attend OLA Gold, starting with the 2019 institute. The OLA Endowment Committee raised more than $9,600 at conference to support this scholarship as well as the other scholarships that support graduate education in library science.  This far surpasses the $5,000 needed to endow the Oberhelman scholarship. If you were unable to attend conference, it’s not too late to give online.  Thank you to all members who gave to support this worthy cause!

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