history

elephant-300x225.jpg  Pictured here are several chapter members on our recent visit to the Endangered Ark Foundation in Hugo, Oklahoma for a chapter
  program in 2017.  The excursion included lunch at Angie's Circus City Diner and a visit to the Showmen's Rest at the Mount Olive
  Cemetery.
 
  The Oklahoma Chapter celebrated its 60th Anniversary a few years ago (2016).  Our membership has shrunk a bit from a recent high
  of   47 members (on October 23, 2008) to 14 (as of today) with members spread out all over the state.  Our major concentrations of
  membership are still the major urban centers (OKC, Tulsa, Norman, and Stillwater) with an occasional member in more remote areas
  of the state.  We even have several members who reside outside the State of Oklahoma (thank you for supporting our chapter)!
 
  We currently are using SLA Connect as our main communication tool (which you are automatically enrolled in), but we also use email
  as a secondary channel.

 
We try to offer a variety of programming throughout the year (at different locations throughout the state).  Our goal, 3-4 programs per year.  Many of our programs include a tour of the host library and we additionally offer numerous social events throughout the year; most specifically, a Summer Social and a Holiday Social, and in 2019 we are resurrecting the Chapter Dine-Arounds (every other month or so, we travel to various cities throughout the state for a Chapter "Dutch-treat" dinner.  Our first dine-around for 2019 will be Saturday, March 16th, in Edmond, Oklahoma, at the Pepperoni Grill.  For a complete listing of our programming for 2019, visit the "Upcoming Events" page of the "Events" tab. 
 
Note: the chapter always pays for lunch at every program, and, we rarely charge students to attend (usually free).  We attempt to liaise with the OU School of Library and Information Studies as often as possible.