Quick Links

Master Schedule
The complete schedule of upcoming OPAL public online events.

Most OPAL programs are held in the Auditorium. After clicking on the link above, type in your name and press Enter. First-time OPAL users need to install a small, safe sofware plug-in.

Recordings and other documents about previous OPAL programs.

For information on listening to previous OPAL events on your portable MP3 player, visit the OPAL Podcast blog.


  • July 21, 2009: SCASL, the South Carolina Association of School Librarians, became an OPAL organizational member.

  • March 24, 2009: INCOLSA, the Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority, became an OPAL organizational member.

  • April 15, 2007: OPAL migrated to version 5 of the tcConference web-conferencing system from Talking Communities.

  • Maryland Libraries joined on July 6, 2006. The coordinating organization is the Division of Library Development and Services of the Maryland State Department of Education.

  • OPAL Podcast Launched (March 15, 2005):
    OPAL begins podcasting digital audio recordings of previous programs.

  • PRESS RELEASE (March 2, 2005):
    OPAL Selected for WebJunction Award and ALA Training Showcase