Computer Lab Class Cancellations for May 22nd/23rd
The Access, Part IV course of 5/22 and the Five Civilized Tribes Geneaology course for 5/23 have been cancelled due to tornado damage affecting water pressure in the Allen Wright Library. The courses will be re-scheduled.
Dig Into Reading This Summer!
What's the best thing about Summer? The Oklahoma Summer Reading Program, of course! Thousands of Oklahoma children and teens will visit their public libraries this June and July to check out books and attend special programs and craft activities. Plus, summer reading isn't just fun, it's smart! Students who continue to read during the summer months are better prepared for the new school year. Find out more!
24th Annual Oklahoma Book Award Honorees
Check out the medalists in this year's children/young adult, design/illustration/photography, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry categories. The awards were announced April 13, 2013 in Oklahoma City. Also read about this year's Arrell Gibson Award recipient for Lifetime Achievement and about our Ralph Ellison Award honoree.
Letters About Literature 2012–13 Winners
The Oklahoma Center for the Book has announced the statewide Letters About Literature winners for the 2012–2013 academic year. The contest is sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the Friends of the Oklahoma Center for the Book, the RoadRunner Press, and private donations. This year, approximately 49,000 students participated in the national writing contest. Three competition levels are offered: Level I for students in grades 4 through 6, Level II for students in grades 7 and 8, and Level III for students in grades 9 and 10. Go see the winners.
Librarianship Certification Courses Open
Registration for the 2013 Spring Institute in Public Librarianship classes is now open for librarians and their staffs. Contact Cathy Van Hoy for more details or visit ODL's Public Librarian Certification classes page to register online.
Public Library Data for 2012 Now Available
Each year, every library in Oklahoma is required to report detailed statistics on its services, activities and staff. for more details. Data for 2012 is now available - just visit our Public Library Annual Reports page.
Spring and Summer Computer-Related Courses Available
ODL has just released its spring and Summer list of computer-related short courses for Oklahoma librarians and library staff. Visit the ODL computer lab schedule for more information.
Publications and Forms Sites for Citizens
In partnership with the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, ODL has launched two services that provide Oklahoma citizens with online access to state agency publications and forms. Visit our DOCUMENTS.OK.GOV and FORMS.OK.GOV areas today to find out more (both links open in new windows). Both services are part of ODL's growing Oklahoma Digital Prairie services.
2012 Agencies, Boards and Commissions Book Now Available
ODL's latest Agencies, Boards and Commissions book is now available in a downloadable PDF format. Updated through September 1, 2012, this publication contains a comprehensive listing of all Oklahoma state agencies, and includes information about elected officials, cabinet, legislature, courts, and institutions.
Guide to Oklahoma's Online Native American Resources Now Available
A guide to websites and online resources offered by Oklahoma's Native American tribes is now available courtesy of ODL's U.S. Government Information Division. Interested citizens can visit ODL's Tribal Histories and Culture site for more information.
See the Latest Additions to ODL's DVD Collection
Keep up with all the new DVD releases that ODL stocks (you can also determine whether what you want is available for checkout or reserve). Have that DVD list automatically appear in your email inbox or show up in your favorite web browser as it’s updated. Subscribe to our new RSS feed today!
Surveyors: Order Corner Monument Records Online
Surveyors and survey firms no longer have to use ODL's fax or e-mail to order Corner Monument Records. Check out our new online order form.
Confederate Pension Records Index
ODL's Archives Division has revised and redesigned its index to the Confederate pension records held by ODL and the Oklahoma Historical Society. Download a copy of this index used by genealogists and researchers the world over (Adobe PDF, 164 pages, 5.2mb). For more information about the veterans and their records, see the Confederate Pension Index Cards Collection in Oklahoma Digital Prairie.
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