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Trick or Treat!

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:50pm -- apeterson

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Traveling Library is back! This time for a Halloween Edition. We're going mobile across campus for a bit of reverse trick or treating. We'll bring the Halloween Spirit to you with a book cart filled with treats, potions, horror stories, haunted coloring pages, and more! We'll be haunting campus between 2:00 and 4:00pm on Monday, October 31st. Be on the lookout for us!

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November Book Club

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 4:05pm -- apeterson

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Join us for the return of book club!

Read any book that your heart desires and come tell us about it on Wednesday, November 16th. We'll meet in the Quiet Reading Room from 12:00 to 1:00pm. Bring your own lunch, and we'll provide the coffee and dessert.

Hope to see you there!

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October Reading Recommendations

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 11:04am -- apeterson

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Looking for something scary to read this month? Check out one of these zombie-related titles from our collection:

If you need a happy, peaceful book after you're finished with these, ask one of our librarians for a recommendation! Happy reading!

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Banned Books Week

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:33am -- apeterson

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Celebrate Banned Books Week by reading a banned book (or two)!

Check out a banned book or book written by a banned author today. Our collection includes:

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

  • Holes by Louis Sachar

  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

  • Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

  • The Giver by Lois Lowry

  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

  • Looking for Alaska by John Green

  • Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • Forever… by Judy Blume

  • Home by Toni Morrison

  • Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire

  • The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

  • The Broker by John Grishma

  • The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

  • Black Boy by Richard Wright

  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel

  • The Handmaiden’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

  • Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

For even more Banned Books fun, attend the Family Fun Night with Dav Pilkey on Thursday, September 29 at 5:30pm here at OU-Tulsa.

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Writing Services

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 9:09am -- apeterson

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Need help making your writing great? Let our Writing Services team help you! Services include:

  • One-on-one consultation
  • Assignment clarification and research preparation
  • Draft review for form and organization
  • Development suggestions
  • Answers to style questions including APA, MLA, AMA, and more
  • Grammar and usage guidelines

To submit your paper online or learn more about Writing Services, see their webpage.

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Lunch & Learn with the Gilcrease Museum

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 9:57am -- aschweikhard

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Learn all about the Gilcrease Museum during a free lunch-and-learn at the library!

When: Friday, September 9th from 12 pm to 1 pm

Where: OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library Gallery

Did you know that the Gilcrease Museum houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West? Or that their archives constitute one of the country’s most extensive collections of rare books, documents, maps, and unpublished material related to the history of the North American continent?

You don't want to miss Laura Fry, Senior Curator & Curator of Art at the Gilcrease Museum, delve into the highlights of the Gilcrease Museum and its collections. This event will be located in the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library Gallery and a free lunch will be provided.

Space is limited! RSVP to or 918-660-3226 to reserve your spot.


Image: Thomas Moran, Shoshone Falls on the Snake River,1900, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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#OUlympics Trivia

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 9:45am -- apeterson

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Ready to go for the gold, but not sure how your 100m freestyle holds up next to Michael Phelps? Then maybe trivia is the Olympic event for you!

Join OU-Tulsa Staff Senate and the Schusterman Library for #OUlympics Trivia this Thursday, August 18th, from 12:00 to 1:00pm in the Library Gallery.

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Last Summer Book Club

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 8:32am -- apeterson

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Join us for our final Book Club meeting of the summer! Read whatever you want and come share about the book. Bring your own lunch; cookies and coffee will be provided.

For every summer book club event you attend you'll be entered to win a Google Chromecast. If you are off-campus or can't make it to the Library, participate by sharing your monthly reading online:

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Coming to a Hallway Near You!

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 11:58am -- apeterson

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The Schusterman Library is coming to a hallway near you! We're going mobile across campus with a book card filled with favorite library items: coffee, coloring pages, leisure reading books, and more! We'll be out and about on campus between 9:00 and 11:00am this Wednesday, July 27th. Be on the lookout for us!

The Schusterman Library is going mobile across campus with a book cart.
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Pokémon Go & Popsicles

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:18pm -- apeterson

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Join us on Friday, July 15th from 11:30am to 2:00pm to have a popsicle and explore the world of Pokémon Go on campus. Playing Pokémon Go not required to enjoy a popsicle with friends, but you can find out about the hype from your friendly librarians. 

This event is sponsored by the OU-Tulsa Office of the President and the Schusterman Library. Popsicles while supplies last.

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Library 20x20... and Battle Decks!

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:57am -- aschweikhard

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20 Slides, 20 Seconds

Wednesday, April 20th  ▪  12:00 - 1:00 pm  ▪  OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library

Do you know anything about kayaking or archaeology? What about sneakers and pop culture? Someone here at OU-Tulsa does!

Have fun listening to your peers give a short presentation highlighting their talents, hobbies, and obsessions with only 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide. Plus, we’ll have three Battle Decks featuring Tracy Kennedy, Ken Randall, and Shawn Schaefer! You don’t want to miss out.

Contact the library at or 918-660-3226 to reserve your spot.

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New comment feature on our blog!

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 8:52am -- apeterson

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You can now comment on our blog posts! From this post forward, you will find a comment box below each of our posts. The new comment feature is a plugin from Facebook, so in order to comment you must have a Facebook account. As you can see pictured below, once you've commented, your post will look and act pretty much exactly like comments on Facebook do. Comment below to try out this new feature. Happy commenting!!


Man typing on laptop.
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Book Club Updates

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 2:40pm -- apeterson

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Did you miss our first Book Club meeting last week? Don't worry! We've created a Pinterest Board with the titles that our book club attendees have read so far this summer so that you can catch up. We've included books from both our in-person participants and online submissions. If you'd like to see your most recent read pinned to our board and enter to win a Google Chromecast, submit a title to our online form. We hope to see you at our next book club meetings on July 13th and August 10th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in the second floor quiet reading room. Until then, Happy Reading!

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