Our Services

Library Development

Serving Oklahoma libraries with consultation services, public librarian certification training, continuing education courses, computer & technology classes, and program materials.

Literacy Resources

Provides services, leadership, and technical assistance to library and community-based literacy programs throughout the state, as well as coordinating several statewide initiatives.

Archives & Records

Preserving, storing, archiving and presenting historical records of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the Oklahoma state government from territorial days forward.

Reference & Circulation

Presenting resources for learning and research through collections and databases available to libraries, patrons, schools, students and state employees.

Government Information

Providing state and federal information in the original format and/or digital versions. Documents, publications and more are available open-access online.

Law|Legislative Reference

Providing prompt, nonpartisan, and accurate information to the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government as well as to the general public.

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online training

K- 12 Librarians

EBSCO is offering free training webinars online this fall! The webinars are meant for K-12 Librarians but anyone can join. Here are the topics covered: Overview of EBSCO Resources (perfect for new school librarians!) Poetry & Short Story Reference Center (High School) Maker Space Activities in Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center Psychology & Behavioral Science Resources

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EBSCO Information Services

What’s new with EBSCO?

All of the same EBSCO databases are returning, but four have been revised. Academic Search and Business Source are now available at the Elite Level. (The Oklahoma State Regents may elect to upgrade these databases to Premiere Level for colleges and universities.) Also, MAS Complete and Regional Business News Plus have been upgraded. In addition, nine new

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Fall Census Workshops

ODL is hosting two Census workshops this fall! The first workshop,“American FactFinder,” will be held in the Internet Lab at the Oklahoma Dept. of Libraries on November 21, 1:00 – 4:30. This workshops will include – Data from the 2012 Economic Census is said to exist only for populated places of 2,500 or more. But I

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What is EDGE?

What is Edge? How can it help your library?

What is Edge? Edge is a management and leadership toolkit designed to help public libraries better serve their communities through improved public access technology services. Oklahoma public libraries participate in Edge through a license purchased by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries for all public libraries in the state. About Edge Edge Resources Edge in Oklahoma Sign-up for Edge News Library

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Computer & App Training Schedule for Fall

The Fall 2017 ODL Training Schedule is now available!  You may also view the full training schedule (PDF) or the 2017 schedule at-a-glance (PDF). If you click on the class dates in the PDF, you will be redirected to the Eventbrite page to register. Students may be eligible to receive CEUs for attending the training classes which can be used to renew

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librarianship institute

Register for Librarian Certification Courses

Librarian Certification Classes are now available for registration. See the complete list of classes.  (Or you can download the PDF for the Fall 2017 Schedule.) Register for each class by clicking on the link for the particular class you want to attend. All registrations are processed online using the Eventbrite service. This online system allows you to verify you are

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LSTA in Oklahoma

LSTA in Oklahoma

Federal library funding has had an important impact on library services in our state. Check out the recent Independent Evaluation of Oklahoma’s LSTA program and review the federally-funded projects that are making a difference in Oklahoma communities large and small. Read more about the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)… at work in Oklahoma.

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