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To find out more about "Oklahoma, Find a Book" and Lexile Measures, please go to The Lexile® Framework for Reading page.



Rebecca Morales
Director of Instructional Materials and Library Media
(405) 521-3456



The School Library Programs staff:

  • Supports certified Oklahoma school librarians in assisting students and teachers to become effective users of ideas and information.
  • Guides schools to meet rigorous library accreditation standards.
  • Advises Oklahoma school librarians on how to manage an effective library.

An Effective School Library:

  • Offers a wide variety of materials -- reference, fiction, and nonfiction -- in a broad range of reading levels.
  • Provides access to current information by integrating new technologies into the curriculum.
  • Is cost-effective, allowing many readers access to one book.
  • Allows the school librarians to team with teachers to create and present lessons.

Our school libraries launch students into a world of new knowledge by providing instant access to exciting books, online resources, and emerging technologies. They provide equal opportunities to all students for learning.

Certified school librarians are an essential part of a school's faculty, partnering with educators to connect 21st Century learners with resources. They empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and ethical users of information.

Library Standards

The following Learner, Librarian and School Library Frameworks are excerpted from the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, copyright © 2018 American Library Association. Used with permission. The documents are permissible to use, reproduce, and distribute for private, non-commercial, and educational purposes only for use by Oklahoma educators, librarians, and citizens. Any usage or permission question can be directed to Visit for additional resources.

OSDE COVID-19 and Distance Learning Guidance:

OKLibraries Monthly Virtual Professional Learning: All meetings are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. and will focus on Return to Learn Instructional Guidance for PK-12 Libraries.

OKLibraries Newsletter Archive (below)


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Last updated on May 12, 2021