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OKLibShare is your information hub to find information, blogs, and opportunities.  Find resources for libraries and librarians, listen to book reviews, explore training workshops, learn how to improve your library website, discover research databases, look for upcoming events, and find out what’s new on the library scene!

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Libraries=Education Workshop

Sign up for this lively, interactive workshop with Valerie Gross to experience Libraries = Education, a vision that is ushering in a new era of how libraries are viewed. Building on the great work already in place at your library, the strategy will make you, your library, and our profession indispensable for centuries to come.

Tuesday, March 6 •  Woodward

Wednesday, March 7 • Oklahoma City

Thursday, March 8 • Tulsa


Help Yourself + Help Others

In a 2014 ALA survey of 1300 libraries, more than 85 percent of respondents said they assist mentally ill patrons on a regular basis. To help libraries address this need, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries is pleased to partner with ODMHSAS and state and community organizations to host five regional workshops for librarians.

Register now!

Lawton: Tuesday, March 27
Oklahoma City: Wednesday, March 28
Woodward: Thursday, March 29
Bartlesville: Tuesday, April 3
Muskogee: Thursday, April 5

For more information, contact

libraries rockJoin Jenifer Strauss and Will Stuck for the 2018 Music Summer Reading Workshops!

Jennifer Strauss has a background in education and is a co-founder of the Center for Imagination and a partner with Cygnus Storytelling, LLC. Strauss brings her expertise on brain development for Early Literacy, Children, and Teens and provide theme-appropriate books that can be included with her creative activities and program ideas.

Will Stuck has twenty years in children’s services and has presented Summer Reading Workshops for Missouri State Library, Mid-Continent Library System and the Arkansas State Library. Stuck’s program and activity suggestions include STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and creating musical instruments from unusual recycled materials.

All workshops are FREE, include CEU’s and are 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Lunch is 12:30-1:30pm.

*The Elk City Public Library will either video conference or livestream the workshop from their location. Information on video conferencing hosting libraries or how to livestream the workshop from Elk City Public Library on March 5 is forthcoming. If you are interested in watching the workshop either using video conference or livestream register for the Elk City Public Library SRP Workshop location. You can still register for another SRP location if needed.

ODL Computer Lab Training ScheduleComputer & App Classes for spring 2018 are now open for enrollment!

We are still working on scheduling additional spring classes in the ODL’s computer lab. But right now we are offering nine classes on finding and using health information resources. The classes are open to Oklahoma library staff and literacy program staff and volunteers.  Some library staff members may wish to consider taking several of the courses in order to become a Certified Health Information Specialist.

Click here for more information about the Health Information Specialist Program.

librarianship institute

Librarian Certification Classes are now available for registration.

See the complete list of classes.
(Or you can download the PDF for the Fall 2017 Schedule.)

Register for each class by clicking on the link for the particular class you want to attend. All registrations are processed online using the Eventbrite service. This online system allows you to verify you are registered. In addition, you can see who else is attending and from where so carpooling opportunities are identified.  There is a class limit of 25 for each class and classes will NOT be held if less than 5 people register. You will be notified by e-mail a week in advance if a class has been cancelled.

If any of the classes are full, you can place your name on a waiting list if you register with an email address. If you have any questions, contact Wendy Gabrielson via email or call 405.522.3322.

see how the impact survey can help you with Edge

Conduct your local surveys by October 20!

Impact Survey is an online survey tool designed specifically for public libraries so they can better understand their communities and how people use their public technology resources and services.

Impact lets you provide access to the survey directly from your public access terminals, and also provides a URL for your survey so that you can promote and gather feedback from remote users.

Find out more about the IMPACT SURVEY!!!! Get started now!

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