Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Mark your calendars!

You don't have to be a librarian to attend -- watch the OLA website for more information!

It’s like Haley’s comet—a truly celestial event that only happens once every 100 years! Be a part of the Oklahoma Library Association Centennial Conference. Mark your calendars to join us for this once -in - a -lifetime celebration of Oklahoma Library Legends.

April 2-4, 2007
Cox Convention Center
Oklahoma City Renaissance Hotel

We’re planning very special events this year. Our banquet will be on Monday night, April 2nd—the first evening of the conference following tours and pre-conferences. Former Governor George Nigh and our very own “library legends” will be a part of the banquet. Visit with long-time colleagues; retired librarians will be receiving special invitations to this event. Be there to honor historic figures in the profession and welcome friends you might not have seen for a few years.

The all-conference event is going to be loads of fun, where attendees can “masquerade” in outfits from different decades of the last 100 years—including this year, if you prefer. We’ll have a special reception before the event begins to honor our vendors. The party will be Tuesday night, April 3rd.

Steve Abrams, noted futurist and past president of the Canadian Library Association, will be the keynote for our opening session on Tuesday morning. Also, meet the “John Does from Connecticut” who were part of the Patriot Act challenges. Welcome Jan Sanders, President-elect of the Public Library Association and former President of OLA. Hear about Connecting Boys with Books from speaker Michael Sullivan. Experience OKC’s Bricktown which is within easy walking distance of the Cox Center or tour the new Oklahoma History Center.. These are just a few of the events and people that will be part of this unique celebration.

Plan on coming to this conference—it truly is a once in a lifetime experience. Mark your calendar today! Save some room for some birthday cake, which will be served with lots of door prizes at the membership meeting and close of the conference on Wednesday, April 4th. And, be there for the beginning of Oklahoma Library Association’s next century—we’re making our future.

Pat W-M
OLA President

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