Continuing Education

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoma Library Association believe that library staff must increase their skills & knowledge through Continuing Education. This upgrades the library profession, enriches the librarian, and promotes quality library service. On this page you will find the classes offered through the Public Library Academy as well as online classes and forms.

Find out more about certification from ODL

See Online Learning Websites 

View the Public Library Academy Manual (pdf)

Continuing Education Board

The certification board oversees the certification process and the work of the Continuing Education Coordinator.

Certification Board Members

Misty Crider
Executive Assistant, Western Plains Library System

Leslie Durham
Director, Elgin Community Library

Gail Oehler
Director, Southern Oklahoma Library System

Brad Thomas
Manager, Schusterman-Benson Library TCCL

Jenny Regier
Director, Cherokee City-County Library

Leanne Cheek
Reader's Services Coordinator, Pioneer Library System

Sam Karns
ODL Computer Lab Coordinator

Sadie Bruce
ODL Continuing Education Coordinator