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Get help, guidance and info on erate, state aid reports and more from the Library Development Office and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Learn about certification classes and the Library Academy.

Dates and Deadlines

PLDC Meetings

If you'd like to join the Public Library Director Council meetings, ask your consultant for meeting times and info.

  • October 5, 2022
  • December 7, 2022
  • February 1, 2023
  • April 5, 2023
  • June 7, 2023
  • August 2, 2023


470 Competitive Bidding

The last day to file the 470 is February 28, 2023

471 Window

Filing the 471 opens January 18 and closes March 28, 2023

E-Rate Training

Funds for Learning Webinars

USAC Webinars

Online Training

We have Ryan Dowd's training on serving the homeless through the end of 2022 and maybe into 2023. Either way, don't miss out.


Trends, Technology and other things going on in the library world.

Ebsco Training

June 22, 2021

If you missed any ebsco training, take a minute and get up to speed on ebsco in general, searching, reporting and admin. Tied to that is something on our to do list: get public libraries set up with an ebsco admin account. We want the libraries to have custom links direct to each database. The…

Library Farms and Gardens

March 17, 2021

More and more now, libraries are getting into community gardening. People can “check out” plots or raised bed spaces. It’s great because they usually work with local extensions or experts, so that even people new to growing veggies and fruit can get off to a good start and get help along the way. Plus, not…

Libraries and the Pandemic

June 16, 2020

Another great article from NPR on how libraries are adapting to the pandemic, how people are using the library, and how what libraries do and offer have changed. Libraries Are Dealing With New Demand For Books And Services During The Pandemic The Atlantic’s The Post-pandemic Future of Libraries Internet is a big problem. And Covid…

2019 Library Design Showcase

September 23, 2019

Sometimes we get caught up in eRate and annual reporting and forget to see what’s going in the library world. It’s fun to see what’s happening in design, in particular. American Libraries Magazine features library building, renovation and design projects each year. The slideshows have a range of projects. Everything Old is New Again shows…

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Staff in Library Development

Sadie Bruce

Consultant, State Data Coordinator

Adrienne Butler

Consultant, Youth Services Coordinator

Paige Harkins

Consultant, Continuing Education Coordinator

Samuel Karns

Consultant, Computer Lab Coordinator