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CONTINUING EDUCATION CONFERENCE GRANTS 2017

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

Computer Classes | Spring Schedule

Library Development- Free Classes for Spring in the ODL Computer Lab

CANCELLED Dumbed Down Digital Photography for Librarians, part 2

The Spring Schedule for ODL’sComputer Training Lab is here! Librarians and literacy providers can register on Eventbrite. You can also download our PDF of lab classes with links to register. It is first come, first served…So don’t miss out!  Check out the quick list at-a-glance.

You might note that, for the first time, we will be teaching Evernote classes.  The full-blown version could be installed on your home or work computer (free) and then you could download the lighter version to your smartphone tablet.   Everything would sync. Evernote is highly rated and will be extremely helpful in management of all the minutia in your life.

PRIOR GRANT

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.

 

E-Rate Workshops

From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This full day workshop is designed to help you get better acquainted with the new e-rate portal, OUSF and new Category 2 funding.  You will also have a chance to file your 470 in the afternoon.

It is highly recommended that you be registered for EPC before attending the workshop.

Please bring a laptop or tablet if you plan to fill out your 470 at this workshop. Let your consultant know if you do not have a laptop available.

Topics include:

  • OUSF
  • E-Rate Portal (EPC)
  • EPC – registration and rights
  • Forms
  • Cat2
  • FAQs/ Tips & Tricks

Lunch noon to 1:30 – off site, on your own

First Amendment Congress and Essay Contest

First Amendment Congress

The 2015 First Amendment Congress for high school students and educators will be held November 4 in Constitution Hall at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.  Deadline to register is October 30.

This year’s Congress looks at some of the First Amendment challenges and controversies young citizens experienced on high school campuses.

  • CEU credit is planned for Public Librarian Certification, as is “Verification of Attendance” for educators.

Find out more about the First Amendment Congress and the Essay Contest.

Register for Classes at ODL

Sign up for Free Classes in the Okla. Department of Libraries’ Computer Lab

The Fall Schedule for ODL’s Computer Training Lab is here! Librarians and literacy providers can register on Eventbrite. You can also download our PDF of lab classes with links to register. It is first come, first served…So don’t miss out!  Check out the the Eventbrite page.

Registration Open for Fall Public Librarian Certification Classes

Check out the offerings for Fall 2015 classes through the Institute for Public Librarianship. Registration is now open for four basic certification classes, which will be held at various locations around the state. Get information on each class and click on your preferred date and location to register.