To get ready for the big tour, we asked Deering some questions to learn more about him, and about his acclaimed first YA novel, the story of a town turned upside down by the discovery of a cache of old baseball cards.
The calendar says Fall begins on September 22, but let’s get real. All the kids have gone back to school and those lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer are pretty much over. The period between Labor Day and the start of the holidays is one of the most active times for Oklahoma’s library community. Here’s a rundown of opportunities and events…
Hot news from ODL… quite appropriate on such a hot day! In our first “In Brief” posting on the Wright News:
• Congrats to Young Winners in the Summer Newspaper Contest
• Enrollment Opens for Fall Certification Classes
• Oklahoma Book Award Announces Call for Entries
• Next Literary Landmark Honors a Pulitzer Prize Winner
Welcome to the Wright News, a blog that will report on projects and programs of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, share news and views from the world of libraries, and post various and sundry other items of interest to our community. Our blog is named after our building on 200 N.E. 18th Street in Oklahoma City—the Allen Wright Memorial Library, which is named after the Choctaw Chief credited with coming up with the word “Oklahoma.”
The launch of our new blog coincides with the launch of ODL’s new website, located at libraries.ok.gov, and these launches come one year after our new Online Media Manager, Fara Taylor, joined ODL to resuscitate our web and social media presences.
While the agency has developed and subscribed to a good number of online information services for our customers, the good ol’ ODL website was stuck in the 1990’s. It was like a member of the brat pack with left-over big 80’s hair walking onto a 21st century movie set. The styles had changed. We were out of date. It was time to cut off that big hair and get a new wardrobe.