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Important Dates

eRate 470 OPEN NOW, USAC opened the Administrative Window. What does that mean? You can now log into your EPC account and update any information about you, your staff, and your library. The window is expected to close in January.

December 13 at 5:00 pm Family Engagement Grants from the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness. Public Libraries Engagement Project RFP (pdf)

December 24 & 25 Oklahoma Department of Libraries Closed: Merry Christmas!

January 31, 2020  Deadline to order Summer Reading Materials. Contact Adrienne Butler,


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

Get Inspired by Design

It’s fun to see what’s happening in library design. American Libraries Magazine features library building, renovation and design projects each year. Take a look and get inspired. 

Library Design slideshows

Libraries and Social Work

It’s a new way to think about libraries connecting to people in the community. Libraries are hiring or embedding a social worker in the library. Listen to a story from NPR. Then find out more in the book.

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New Books to Help You in the Library

Ready for new ideas or need a road map for how to run a library? Here are two new books that you’ll want on your list. Don’t buy your own copy. Try borrowing from ODL!

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Library Development Staff

Vicki Mohr

Director of Library Development

Cathy VanHoy

Consultant, State Data Coordinator

Adrienne Butler

Consultant, Youth Services Coordinator

Melissa Askew

Consultant, Website Coordinator

Wendy J Noerdlinger

Consultant, Continuing Education Coordinator

Doris Dixon

Administrative Assistant

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