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Applications Open for OLA Conference Grants

ODL is offering grants to help public library staff attend the 2017 Oklahoma Library Association Conference April 24–26.

Applicants must:

  • be active, certified staff
  • be currently employed in a public library in Oklahoma
  • have earned less than $35,000 in 2016 (gross income)
  • work at a public library or library system that is eligible for State Aid in FY17.

Download Grant Information and Application

Download the OLA Conference Agenda

Grant applications must be submitted via e-mail by March 24.

Due to funding, this will be the only ODL Continuing Education Conference Grant offered this year.

Send your application to our new Certification Specialist, wendy.gabrielson@libraries.ok.gov


The Continuing Education Grant provides funding for active certified librarians to attend their choice of a library conference offered in 2016.  The choices are:

  • Oklahoma Library Association (OLA) conference in Tulsa, OK, March 30 – April 1, 2016
  • Texas Library Association (TLA) conference in Houston, TX, April 19 – 22, 2016

Applications are due February 26, 2016.

Grants will be awarded to library staff meeting the eligibility requirements.  See more information on eligibility requirements and application procedures.  For questions, contact us.



Continuing Education Conference Grant

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries is pleased to announce the availability of this Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant opportunity through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  We hope that you will take advantage of this grant announcement opportunity to improve library service in the state.Mountain in Colorado

This grant provides funding for active certified librarians of Level II, III, IV or V to attend the Public Library Association biennial conference April 5-9, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

The Grant Application deadline is November 30, 2015!

Find out more…

Being a GrandFamily!

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents raising grandchildren

October 26, 2015
9:30 am • Noon

The 2015 GrandFamily Conference will be FREE live-streaming to 25 sites across the state.  Instead of traveling to OKC, you can view the conference sessions from the comfort of a public library near you (check out the list of participating locations).  

The conference is held for grandparents raising grandchildren and for other relatives raising children.  Meet fellow grandparents, learn about services and gain knowledge that will inspire solutions to the challenges you may face.  The conference sessions will cover:

  • Legal Aspects of being a GRANDfamily
  • Service Benefits through Adult and Family Services
  • Services Benefits through Child Welfare Services
  • Building Systems of Care – how to take care of yourselves by building a support system

Lance Robertson, DHS Aging Services director said, “Our major goal is to provide information.  Another goal is that attendees will have an opportunity to connect with DHS staff members, if they choose to. We are extremely excited about this collaborative and innovative initiative. The leadership from the other areas within DHS has been supportive to offer their staff to provide assistance at each library site. The use of technology, provided by the ODL, another state agency, will also provide significant cost savings. We hope that partnership is there for years to come,” he added. [see full article here]

To register, go to the Being a GrandFamily Conference  page or call toll free 1-855-337-5090.   Please register by October 22, 2015.  Space is limited.

Sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.