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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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conference applicationThe LSTA Grant Application is now available! Deadline to submit the application is March 30, 2018! Please review all the specifications before applying.

Go to the FY2018 Continuing Education Conference Grant application and apply now!

literacy project headerPizza Hut is teaming up with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries to raise funds for the state’s future. All donations will be used to give books to Oklahoma children most in need. The fundraiser kicks off February 26th and ends April 15th. Your support will help build a new generation of readers!

WANT TO HELP? Spread the word to make a donation at your local Pizza Hut in OklahomaCleveland, or Canadian CountyDownload the flyer and display it at your location.

See participating locations at

Computer sitting on desk with browser open to Britannica School

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

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

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 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.

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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