We Support Public Libraries in Oklahoma
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
ARPA Grants to Libraries
September 30, 2022
Spend Grant Funds
March 31, 2022
Mid-Term Report Due
July 30, 2022
Final Report Due
Deadline to apply for the grant: December 13, 2021
The grant pays for registration and reimburses travel, lodging, and per diem.
OLA 2022 is in Tulsa - March 9 to 11
TLA 2022 is in Fort Worth – April 25 to 28
OUSF and eRate
Get ready for another eRate year! If your library has month-to-month service or a contract with expiring renewals, start thinking about the 470 form and what internet services or network equipment to ask for.
Oklahoma Universal Service Fund
Trends, Technology and other things going on in the library world.
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…
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…
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…
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
Head of Library Development
Consultant, State Data Coordinator
Consultant, Continuing Education Coordinator
Consultant, Computer Lab Coordinator
Consultant, Website Coordinator
Consultant, Youth Services Coordinator