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July Oklahoma Librarian

The July issue of the Oklahoma Librarian is online.  Check it out!

Registration is now open for Social Media Bootcamp!

Join the Marketing Committee on July 28th at the OCU Law Library in downtown OKC for a day of learning how to make your library stand out on social media! This workshop will help librarians develop a professional social media presence, to market and promote their libraries, and to effectively reach users using social media. Registration costs are $40 for OLA members / $100 for non-OLA members. For agenda and registration, please visit

iCon 2017 - Register Today!!

Calling all techies and those who want to be! iCon 2017 is happening at Rose State College’s Learning Resource Center August 10-11.

This year we have both a public and academic track for your enjoyment, and some things even overlap! Come and hear about innovations in scheduling service, thrifty tech options, what’s new in social media and MUCH more! This year’s keynote speaker is Logan Macdonald, the Technology Director for the Anythink Libraries in Colorado.

Registration is now open for the bargain price of $80 for members and $150 for non-members. Come engage with colleagues and their innovative ideas in a cozy intimate setting sure to send you home full of great ideas and inspiration. 

For more information, including the agenda, download the flyer (PDF)!  Don't delay . . .

Register TODAY!

Wanted: Speakers for Social Media Lightning Round

Do you contribute content to your library’s social media accounts? Are you pretty proud of the work you’ve accomplished and the content generated? We want to know about it! OLA’s Marketing Committee is sponsoring a Social Media Bootcamp on July 28th in downtown OKC, and we are looking for people interested in participating in a lightning round to showcase various social media platforms utilized by Oklahoma libraries. This is not a formal presentation—just bring yourself and the link to your social media you’d like to share with us. No slides necessary! If you are interested in participating, please send an email to with the following information by July 14th:

  • Your name
  • Your library’s name
  • Social Media platform (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.)
  • Your library’s handle / link

Just come prepared to talk about the types of things you post on your library’s social media accounts—how do you generate content? Who decides what goes on the page? Who gets to post? We intend for this lightning round to be a brainstorming session in how we can help each other use social media to reach our patrons!

Kay Boies Retires as OLA Executive Director

Kay Boies

After more than 33 years of devoted service to the Oklahoma Library Association as its Executive Director, Kay Boies retired on June 30. On June 29, the Past Presidents of the Association celebrated Kay with a luncheon in her honor. Click here to see a few photos from that celebration.  It was an historic moment in OLA history!

OLA Career Center

The OLA Career Center is now available. Using the Career Center, you may:

  • Search for current available openings in libraries
  • Post an opening if you have an available library position
  • Create a Resumé/CV from your member profile to be searchable by potential employers
  • Search Resumés/CVs posted by OLA members to find potential candidates
  • Subscribe to be notified by email when jobs are added to the OLA Career Center
Whether you're looking for a job or looking for an employee, the OLA Career Center is the place to start!

Join an OLA Committee

Interested in getting more involved in your library association?  To join an OLA Committee just fill out the Committee Preference Form.  Your committee request goes straight to President-Elect Linda Pye, who makes committee assignments.  It's easy and quick!  Learn more . . .

Social Media

The OLA Marketing Committee wants to help you promote what's happening in your library or OLA Committee! Use this form to send us the details of library news or upcoming events and we'll post about it on social media. Posts with images, videos, or links always get more attention, so send those as well!

Oklahoma Digital Collections

Michele Seikel and Tabitha Manners of the University & College Division have prepared a list of Digital Collections available from Oklahoma libraries.  They provide a brief description and the URL.


  The mission of the Oklahoma Library Association is to strengthen the quality of
libraries, library services and librarianship in Oklahoma.


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