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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!

Brought to you by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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If your library holds historical records, such as photographs, audiovisual materials, or textiles, please consider these great workshop opportunities in May:

Wednesday, May 9 — Preservation of Photographic Materials

Photographs are some of the most common items found in archival and museum collections, but they are also some of the most complex. During this full day workshop, we will explore identification of photographic processes, storage, handling, display and emergency response. You’ll leave knowing more about the needs of your photographic collection and simple steps you can take to extend its life.

  • Location is at the Oklahoma History Center in OKC
  • Registration is $40
  • Registration begins at 9:30.  Workshop will be 10:00 – 4:00.

Friday, May 11 — Preservation of Photographic Materials

  • Location is at The Museum Broken Arrow in Broken Arrow
  • Registration is $40
  • Registration begins at 9:30.  Workshop will be 10:00 – 4:00.

Thursday, May 10 — Preservation of Audiovisual Materials

Audiovisual materials are complex and not designed for long-term storage of information, making them particularly challenging for library, archive and museum professionals. Join us for a half-day workshop where we discuss the audiovisual materials most commonly found in collections and how to care for them. Please note that this is not a digitization class—instead, it will give you the information you need to preserve your A/V materials until you are able to get them digitized.

  • Location is the Department of Libraries in OKC
  • Registration is $20
  • Registration begins at 8:30. Workshop will be 9:00 – Noon.

Thursday, May 10 — Preservation of Textiles

Do you have questions on how to store, handle and exhibit textiles? Join us for an informative half-day workshop where we will explore how to care for these popular artifacts that are found in most museum and archive collections. Topics will include deterioration mechanisms of textiles, rolled and folded storage, exhibit and emergency response. After this workshop you will understand the needs of these delicate items and be able to improve how you care for your collection.

  • Location is the Department of Libraries in OKC
  • Registration is $20
  • Registration begins at 12:30. Workshop will be 1:00 – 4:00.


For more information, contact Jan Davis at or 405-522-3191 for more information.

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Britannica is making some security changes that could affect your library’s access to Britannica School and other Britannica products. Here’s the message from the company…

To ensure secure transmission of data between our users and our online resources, Britannica has moved its product to HTTPS. This has become the industry standard, and we feel that it is important to provide this level of security to our customers.

Beginning on March 8th, 2018, users who come to our current HTTP sites will be redirected to HTTPS sites on the following products: 

  • Britannica Academic
  • Britannica School
  • Britannica Library
  • Image Quest
  • Original Sources

For most users, this will be a seamless transition. You will be transferred immediately and will notice no change in your experience on these sites.

However, for customers who use proxy servers like EZ-Proxy, you will need to ensure two things:

  • First, you will need your own URL to be HTTPS.
  • Second, you will need to update Britannica URLs to use HTTPS instead of HTTP.

We don’t anticipate disruption to anyone’s service as a result of this cutover, but if you run into any difficulty, please contact Technical Support at (800) 621-3900 x7160 or by email at

Mental Health Resources

Help Yourself + Help Others

Find resources for mental health/addiction at 2-1-1 Oklahoma and Wellness Now.

According to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services(ODMHSAS), between 700,000 and 900,000 Oklahomans are experiencing and in need of treatment for brain disease, mental illness, and substance use disorders. Yet the state ranks 46th in the nation for state-sponsored behavioral health services.

As Oklahomans search for assistance, many turn to their public libraries to locate services and information.

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Librarian Certification Classes are now available for registration.

See the complete list of classes.
(Or you can download the PDF of the 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.

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