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National Library Week

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 10:58am -- apeterson

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Celebrate National Library Week with us!

Watch for our daily posts on Facebook and Twitter sharing library love from various campus leaders including President Schumann, Dean Hellman, and Meg Myers Morgan. Here's a sneak peak of what's in store this week:

Want to express your own messages of library positivity? Visit the Library to answer this week's Question of the Week or comment below with your thoughts.

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April Reading Recommendations

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 2:25pm -- apeterson

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Looking for a book to read this month? Try one of these novels that have been adapted for the screen:

All of these books and more can be found on the second floor of the Library. Happy Reading!

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January Reading Recommendations

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:08pm -- apeterson

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Are you ecstatic that Sherlock has finally returned? We are too! If you can't get enough Sherlock, check out these books about the brain to help make your mind as sharp as Sherlock's.

And, of course, you can always check out the first three seasons of Sherlock as well. All of these books and the Sherlock DVDs can be found on the second floor in our leisure reading section. Happy Reading!

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November Reading Recommendations

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:20am -- apeterson

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Are you a fan of Gilmore Girls? Then these reading recommendations are just for you! We challenge you to read all of the 339 books read or mentioned on Gilmore Girls to prep for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. To start, try one of the books from our collection:

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • The Five People you Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 
  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • Various Shakespeare plays, including A Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, Henry IV, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, the Sonnets, and Richard III.

To find these books, check out the book display on the second floor of the Library.

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Librarians Attend SCC/MLA Conference

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 10:00am -- apeterson

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Each year, the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association hosts an Annual Conference. This year’s conference took place in Galveston, Texas, and was attended by librarians Stewart Brower, Katie Prentice, Toni Hoberecht, Ruth Neal, and myself. Rhonda Holt, one of our graudate assistants also attended the conference thanks to the Mayo Drake Student Award. We spent our time at the conference learning and networking with health sciences librarians from our region. The theme for this year’s conference was “Facing the Waves of the Future,” and I think all of us came back with new ideas to prepare the Schusterman Library for the future.

We also presented several papers and posters including:

  • Correcting Course When the Waves are High: Affordable Library Planning that WorksStewart Brower
  • Catching the Tidal Wave of Facebook Data* - Alyssa Peterson and Katie Prentice
  • Surfing with Scholars: Building a #ScholarSquad or Interdisciplinary Scholarly Community - Katie Prentice and Shelly Fowler
  • Library Couch Surfing: Assessment and Planning through a Space Utilization Study* - Katie Prentice an Erica K. Argyropoulos
  • A Preliminary Investigation Into the Use of Library Instruction Links on Resource Library Websites* - Toni Hoberecht, Rhonda Holt, Salome Pinto
  • Seeing Our Future in Our Past: An Oral History Project - Alyssa Peterson, Marty Thompson, Junie Janzen

Elizabeth K. Eaton Research Awards were given to Catching the Tidal Wave of Facebook Data, Library Couch Surfing, and A Preliminary Investigation Into the Use of Library Instruction Links on Resource Library Websites.


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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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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!!


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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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Reading Recommendations

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 4:18pm -- apeterson

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The first meeting of our Summer Book Club is only one day away! Still need a book to discuss? Check out one of these books from our leisure reading collection for a quick read. These three titles are less than 150 pages for your reading convenience.

Whether you finish reading one of these books or finished a different one, we'd love to hear about it at book club tomorrow. Bring yourself and your lunch to the library between 12:00 and 1:00pm for literary conversation, cookies, and coffee. Or if you are off campus or can't make it to the library, participate by sharing your most recent read online: 

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Read Your Own Book

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 1:05pm -- kprentice

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You are invited to first OU-Tulsa Summer Campus Book Club at the Schusterman Library! We will have three book club events to share the books we’re reading this summer but if you can’t make it to campus, you can still participate (and enter to win the prize drawing) by logging your three books online at

We will meet June 15, July 13, and August 10 at 12 noon in the Quiet Reading Room. Bring your lunch; Cookies and coffee will be provided (while they last.)

This is a "read your own book club." Read anything you want and come share about the book. Easy peasy. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome!

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Memorial Day Hours

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 4:47pm -- kprentice

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The Schusterman Library will be closed on Monday, May 30th in honor of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Hours

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Summer Reading Recommendations

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:33am -- apeterson

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Looking for a good beach read? Or want to find a book to discuss at the library's upcoming summer book club? Check out one of these titles from our leisure reading collection:

All of these books and many more can be found on the second floor of the library. Details about our Summer Book Club will be coming soon!

Picture credit to Andy Lamb; No changes made; View License

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Turning on the Light: Attending the Oklahoma Library Association Annual Meeting

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 9:48am -- eargyrop

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Last week, I attended the Oklahoma Library Association annual meeting here in Tulsa March 30 – April 1. The tagline of the conference was “Turn on the Light,” and indeed, the many presenters who gave invigorating and inspiring workshops throughout the event did just that. From advocacy to outreach, from serving marginalized groups to exploring innovative new library program initiatives, the conference covered a lot of ground. My own poster presentation, “An Issue of Inclusion: Reframing the ‘Problem Patron’,” which explored the troubling language surrounding this term and the need to move toward an acceptance of otherness in our institutions, was well-received. I enjoyed engaging in some lively discussions with fellow practitioners in the field concerning our respective research, and look forward to attending again next year. Perhaps the most important take-away of the entire conference was that the four walls of the library only define our building, not our reach. Through collaboration and dedication, we have the power to make a difference in our communities that far surpasses what the physical space of the library can contain. 

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The Eagle has Landed: New Exhibit on Display

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 2:56pm -- aschweikhard

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The Schusterman Library is currently host to a remarkable exhibit documenting the successful Bald Eagle Restoration Program conducted by the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center.

In 2007, the Bald Eagle was removed from the endangered and threatened species list. This exhibit tells the story of how the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center contributed to the successful restoration of the Bald Eagle population in Oklahoma and the surrounding region.

This exhibit will be on display at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library Arts and Information Digital Gallery through June 30, 2016.

The George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center was founded in 1983 with the mission of finding cooperative conservation solutions for birds and the natural world through science and education. The Sutton Center is a private, nonprofit organization located near Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and has become a leader in avian research and conservation. Learn more about this organization at

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Spring Break Book Recommendations

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 8:55am -- apeterson

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Happy Spring Break! If you're looking for something to read this week, here are a few recommendations from our leisure reading collection:

Regardless of what you read (or don't read), we hope you have a fun and relaxing Spring Break!

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 7:57pm -- kprentice

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The Schusterman Library Thanksgiving Hours will be as follows:

  • Wednesday, November 25: 7:30am - 6:00pm

  • Thursday, November 26: Closed 

  • Friday, November 27: Closed

  • Saturday, November 28: 1:00pm - 6:00pm (regular hours)

  • Sunday, November 29: 1:00pm - 11:00pm (regular hours)

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360 Degrees of Synagogues!

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 8:09am -- mgreen

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Hey, urban design students, and anyone interested in architecture! There is a great exhibit at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, called Synangogues 360. It's a photography exhibit by a local Jewish man named Louis Davidson. He was inspired to travel the world and photograph synagogues in an effort to digitally preserve their history and beauty. While you're there, you can also check out a Theodore Fried still life exhibit, as well as the permanent Holocaust and history and culture exhibits. For more information you can call 918-492-1818 or visit

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Route 66: A String of Pearls - Now on Display

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:39am -- aschweikhard

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Let's all get our kicks on Route 66! Earlier this week, the library opened a new exhibit in our digital gallery.

Route 66: A String of Pearls is the product of the University of Oklahoma Urban Design Studio’s 2014/2015 service learning project. The project was adopted to discover ways to change the perception of Tulsa’s 11th Street section of Route 66 from a negative to a positive image by creating a connected, accessible environment where people can become involved in community activities as well as day-to-day functions.

The Schusterman Library is excited to host the Route 66: A String of Pearls exhibit in our gallery. This exhibit consists of models and renderings submitted to the String of Pearls Design Competition and images from events held in connection with the project. The exhibit is on display through June 21, 2015.

Questions about the exhibit? Contact April Schweikhard by email or at 918-660-3226.

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Muslim Journeys Exhibit Events

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 2:12pm -- aschweikhard

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Mark your calendars to attend one or both of these special events associated with the library's current Muslim Journey's exhibit display. All events will be held at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library Arts and Information Digital Gallery.

Tuesday, November 12, 3:00 to 4:00 pm: Exhibit Open House - Sample a delicious, warm cinnamon beverage provided by Bill & Ruth’s while exploring the collection and exhibit displays. A free come and go event.

Wednesday, November 20, 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn - View historic works of Islamic Science held within the OU History of Science Collection. Join us to welcome Kerry Magruder, curator of this collection, as he presents these works and discusses how they have influenced western culture. Free lunch for the first 30 to RSVP to

All events will be held at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library at 4502 E. 41st St. For more information call the library at 918-660-3220. 

The OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library is 1 of 953 libraries and state humanities councils to receive the NEH Bridging Cultures Muslim Journeys Bookshelf. This new collection consists of 25 books and 4 DVDs presenting diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, practices, and cultures of Muslims around the world. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is currently on display in the library’s Arts and Information Gallery through January 11, 2014. All books and films within this collection can be checked-out to students, faculty, and staff. The Muslim Journeys display also includes additional materials and videos further exploring the bookshelf and cultural photography of Rodger Randle, Director of the Center for Studies in Democracy and Culture. Learn more about the bookshelf collection at

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Leavitt Report on Programs for Uninsured Oklahomans

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 10:46am -- jjanzen

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In February 2013, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) contracted with Leavitt Partners to evaluate its current Medicaid program and to make recommendations on how to optimize access and quality of health care in the State.  The final report was released this week and can be found here: report evaluates Oklahoma's Medicaid program and suggests possible ways to improve medical care for low-income, uninsured Oklahomans.  It's being discussed right now in the news media and by government officials. Check it out for yourself--  

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Tulsa Opera Comes to the Library: April 5th

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 9:10am -- aschweikhard

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Did you know that Tulsa Opera is ranked among the ten favorite regional opera companies in the US? Come find out why on Friday, April 5th when Tulsa Opera singers come to the OU-Tulsa Library Digital Gallery for a special lunchtime performance. Lunch for the first 30 attendees will be sponsored by the Oklahoma Library and Information Studies Student Association.

What: Tulsa Opera Lunchtime Performance

Where: OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library Digital Gallery

When: 12:00 with free lunch for the first 30 attendees

For more information, email

This lunch performance is part of the library’s Celebrate Opera digital exhibit on display through April 28.


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Can't find the Archives of... journal? It's because the title has changed.

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:31pm -- MsHoberecht

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The nine specialty journals in The JAMA Network, formerly known as Archives Journals, now have new names. The name changes, which are effective January 1, 2013, are part of the ongoing evolution to more closely interconnect the scientific journals published by the American Medical Association.

Two of the specialty journals have new names shortened:

  • Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine is now JAMA Pediatrics
  • Archives of General Psychiatry is now known as JAMA Psychiatry

Other current titles are:

  • JAMA Dermatology (formerly Archives of Dermatology),
  • JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery (formerly Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery),
  •  JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of Internal Medicine),
  • JAMA Neurology (formerly Archives of Neurology),
  • JAMA Ophthalmology (formerly Archives of Ophthalmology),
  • JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (formerly Archives of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery),
  • JAMA Surgery (formerly Archives of Surgery).
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Hello from Morningcrest Health Library!

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 3:47pm -- rneal

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The Schusterman Library has a new satellite "branch" library on the first floor of the clinic!   Morningcrest Health Library offers reliable, confidential and easy-to-understand consumer health information.  If you have a question about your health, or want information to share with your family members, let our team of medical library professionals help you find just the right resource for your needs.  

The new library also provides complete reference and information services to OU-Tulsa students, staff, faculty, and medical practitioners.  For information on the fly, drop in or contact us.  Your OU 4x4 or HSC credentials allow you full access to your favorite OU-Tulsa library databases.

Morningcrest Health Library is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.   And yes, there is a free cup of coffee waiting for you.  Would your OU-Tulsa library let you down?   

Please visit our new website for more details.  

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Good Reads for Black History Month

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 9:08am -- Visitor (not verified)

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February is Black History Month (National African American History Month), an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time to recognize the role of African Americans in U.S. history. Since 1976, each U.S. President has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.

Want to learn more? The OU Tulsa Schusterman Library has a selection of books on the history and culture of African Americans; these include Black Art: A Cultural History by Richard Powell, The History of the Negro in Medicine by Herbert Morais, and Journey Toward Hope: A History of Blacks in Oklahoma by Jimmie Lewis Franklin.  Tulsa Kids also has a list of books for kids to celebrate Black History Month. If you prefer an ebook, the National Archives has a free ebook you can download called The Meaning and Making of Emancipation to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Short Film Festival: New Exhibit on Display

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:15pm -- aschweikhard

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For all film buffs and lovers of French culture: This exhibit is for you!

Posters and Films from the Festival du Court Métrage

From February 4th through March 2nd, a selection of art posters and short films from the Festival du Court Métrage in Clermont-Ferrand, France will be on display in the library's Arts and Information Digital Gallery.

The Festival du Court Métrage is the second largest film festival in France. Un court métrage is French for a short film. The festival is both a national and international competition and features films of all genres. Students in the University of Oklahoma’s Film and Media Studies program have participated in this festival in past years. This year, thirteen OU student films will be represented at the Festival du Court Métrage.

The 2013 festival will be held February 1st through February 9th and marks the 35th anniversary. Over seven thousand short films were submitted for inclusion in this year’s festival. Of these registered films, 79 were selected to compete in the National Competition and 63 were selected to compete in the International Competition.

For more information about the exhibit, contact the library at 918-660-3220.

À bientôt!

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Influenza data resources and health tips

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 8:31pm -- Visitor (not verified)

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The 2012-2013 flu season is hitting fast and hard. We all know basic preventive measures--wash your hands frequently and don't touch your eyes or nose--but if you'd like to follow reported data and see an interactive map of which areas in the United States are suffering at what rates, the Center for Disease Control has a weekly update of seasonal influenza reports from health care providers across the nation.

You can see the weekly summary here: FluView

And various applications showing the CDC's monitored data are here: FluView Interactive

Holidays are a great time to submit your resume

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 3:16pm -- Visitor (not verified)

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The close of the semester means many OU-Tulsa students will be graduating soon. If your job search has been overwhelming and not exactly yielding the results you're looking for, the Wall Street Journal says not to fret, but that December can be prime resume time. The end of the year often means staff transitions, and holidays can slow office activity a bit. You could have a better chance at reaching out to a hiring manager and making a connection with someone who counts. Check out the link above for the full article.

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This Apple Needs a Doctor

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 8:51pm -- Visitor (not verified)

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The iPhone 5 has made its debut by selling over 5 million units. However, not everyone is happy with their purchase. The first complaint about the iPhone 5 was the mapping service. Google maps has been replaced with Apple maps, which according to some users will have you swimming to your destination instead of driving. According to one Apple insider they knew the maps were not working correctly when they released the new iPhone. Others complain about the phone being too light weight, scratches easily, screen bubbles, and leaking light. There are also compaints about the camera showing purple haze when taking pictures. Think its too late to get your money back? Maybe this apple needs a doctor.

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App of the Week: America's Economy

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 10:38am -- Visitor (not verified)

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There is a new app in town. The US Census Bureau now has a mobile app. The app, America’s Economy, provides constantly updatedreal-time statistics which drive business hiring, sales and production decisions.  The information tracked includes monthly and quarterly trends in employment, construction, international trade, income and retail sales and manufacturing.  The app was developed as part of the Census Bureau's commitment to providing taxpayers with faster and easier access to information which impacts their lives. Currently the app is only available on Android mobile devices.


Epocrates Essentials: Free for Medical Students

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 4:30pm -- aschweikhard

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Epocrates Essentials is being offered FREE to all U.S. medical students! Visit for more information about this special and download instructions.

Epocrates Essentials is a mobile app that provides premium drug and disease information and diagnostic tools for point of care use. This software is normally priced at $159 for a one-year subscription, but is currently free for all medical students. Act quickly because this special is only being offered through August.

For additional mobile resources, visit the Apps section located on the library’s website.

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Fight Cancer: The New American Plate

Tue, 07/03/2012 - 8:57am -- Visitor (not verified)

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Your food choices can help prevent cancer. No single food item can totally prevent cancer; however, choosing your foods wisely can make a difference. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, the New American Plate can assist you in creating meals that lower your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. It can also help you manage your weight.  The New American Plate is not a diet or a complex system for calculating calories, fat grams or carbohydrates. It's a fresh way of looking at what you eat every day.  So how does it work? Start by eating 2/3 (or more) vegetables, fruits whole grains or beans and 1/3 (or less)of animal protein. You can also check out menu ideas, recipes, and cookbooks.


Accessing the Supreme Court's decision on the ACA

Sun, 07/01/2012 - 8:31pm -- Visitor (not verified)

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The much anticipated Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was released last Thursday. Still haven't read it? Here is a link: National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services. Chief Justice Roberts' precedent-setting opinion is a must-read for all healthcare providers.

And remember, you can always access the Court's opinions at On the left-hand column under Opinions, just select "Latest Slip Opinions."

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Mickey Mouse on Mercury: How cool is that?

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 8:30pm -- Visitor (not verified)

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Disney World is apparently no longer just an earth destination; scientists now have evidence of Mickey Mouse on the planet Mercury. Thanks to NASA’s Messenger probe we get a glimpse of Mercury’s southern hemisphere.  Three overlapping craters on the surface of Mercury, along with some shadows, produced the image.  Other planetary celebrities include Big Bird walking on the sun and Frosty the Snowman on the asteroid Vesta.

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Health, United States, 2011 Report is now available

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 2:23pm -- MsHoberecht

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The Health, United States report for 2011 is now available to download. Published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this comprehensive (583-page) report presents data on trends and current information on selected measures of morbidity, mortality, health care utilization, health risk factors, prevention, health insurance, and personal health care expenditures.

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One World, One People: New Gallery Exhibit Opens June 1!

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 2:27pm -- aschweikhard

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Tomorrow, June 1, the library unveils a new gallery exhibit--One World, One People. This exhibit is a multimedia experience showcasing the cultural photography of Rodger Randle and is currently on display in the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library Arts and Information Digital Gallery. For more information, call 918-660-3226.

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Hooked on Kindle

Mon, 05/14/2012 - 11:21am -- Visitor (not verified)

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Many of you now have a Kindle e-reader, whether it is the Kindle keyboard, Kindle DX, Kindle Fire, or the Kindle Touch. These e-readers are growing in popularity and many people are looking for free e-books for their reading enjoyment. More schools are now giving Kindles to their students and libraries have them for loan to patrons. E-books can be purchased or borrowed; however, you can also get them for free from many sources. In an article on MashableTech, there is a list of resources for free e-books for the Kindle. Project Gutenberg offers 33,000 free e-books and Internet Archive has a list of free children’s e-books including The Adventures of Cinderella, Wizard of Oz, and Old French Fairytales. Now that many schools are out for the summer and both kids and parents are looking for summer entertainment ideals, check out what's new for Kindles.


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TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 5:42pm -- Visitor (not verified)

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TED has just announced the launch of TED-Ed, a new site and YouTube channel with a mission to "capture and amplify the voices of great educators around the world." TED-Ed features a library of videos "pairing extraordinary educators with talented animators." These captivating videos are great tools for the classroom. Do you know an extraordinary educator? Nominate them.

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A Stressed Out Nation

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 2:56pm -- MsHoberecht

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On January 11th, the American Psychological Association released their annual Stress in America Report as part of an ongoing effort to survey nationwide the perceptions, causes, and impact of stress. Several of the major topics include the stress level of caregivers, effect of depression and obesity on stress levels, impact of stress, and the causes of stress in America. (Not surprisingly, money, work, and the economy ranked highest.)

The report also examines gender differences in levels of stress, as well as the stress levels and coping mechanisms between generations. For instance, the Boomer generation is more likely to use reading as a stress coping tool, while the Millennials are more likely to play video games or surf the internet to alleviate stress. The report also examines stress levels by region and looks at several major metropolitan cities.

Clearly, America is a stressed out nation.

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Kickoff Celebration for OU-Tulsa Reads, Thursday, January 19

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 10:48am -- aschweikhard

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The OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library invites you to the opening celebration of the OU-Tulsa Reads exhibit.

When: Thursday, January 19, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Schusterman Library, Arts and Information Gallery

The opening reception will feature guest speakers President Clancy and Teresa Miller, Director of the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU Tulsa. The event will also feature a response from Louder Than a Bomb-Tulsa. Lunch for the first forty people will be provided through the OU School of Library and Information Studies.

OU-Tulsa Reads is an exhibit highlighting the books that have inspired the OU-Tulsa community. Come see the books OU-Tulsa students, faculty, and staff have considered influential. Through sharing our most inspiring reads, we will share the powerful impact of reading as well as an important part of who we are as a community. The exhibit will be on display in the Schusterman Library Arts and Information Gallery January 19 – March 31, 2012.

Questions? Contact April Schweikhard at 918-660-3226 or

This program is funded in part by the Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of OHC or NEH.

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Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 12:07pm -- Visitor (not verified)

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Along with the familiar words ‘Happy New Year’ heard this time of year, you also start to hear complaints coming from near and far. It’s tax season again. Kiplinger’s has some good news. In an article by Kevin McCormally, Editorial Director, you find the most overlooked deductions. According the McCormally, millions of tax payers overpay by just missing one simple deduction.  Did you know you could get a deduction for paying baggage fees to the airlines when you travel? Or that you could deduct job-hunting costs like gas and lodging?  Find the deductions which will benefit you this tax season. 

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Don't Let it Get Away.....

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 3:47pm -- jjanzen

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Last week! "Opening Doors:  Contemporary African-American Academic Surgeons,"  the traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, will be closing very soon.    This is its only stop in Oklahoma, so don't let it get away.  In addition to the history of medical education and the accomplishments of African American physicians nationwide, the Library has added multimedia presentations showing how Oklahoma was involved.  If you haven't watched the videotaped interview with Dr. Charles Bate, the first African American admitted to the Tulsa County Medical Society, his stories will fascinate you  So take a study break and come to the Library's Arts and Information Gallery this week to check out the exhibit--before it moves on to its next stop.

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Design a slide for our first exhibit.

Wed, 07/20/2011 - 9:48pm -- MsHoberecht

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Your chance to be a designer! Be a part of the first exhibit in the Library’s Arts & Information Gallery.

The Schusterman Library’s first exhibit in the Arts & Information Gallery will be about the history of OU in Tulsa. You are part of that history. We invite you to submit a title slide for the exhibit. Our aim is to show title slides from as many OU-Tulsa students, faculty, and staff, past and present, as possible. What we want from you: A single PowerPoint slide containing the following information: The words OU-Tulsa Your name and program or department. That’s it! You can use any background, colors, or fonts that you like, and arrange the elements the way you want to. You can enter a slide by yourself, or as a group project with your OU-Tulsa friends or colleagues. We will include all entries in a special slide show in the Arts & Information Gallery beginning August 1. Email your slide to:

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Local Food Week and Other Resources

Tue, 06/14/2011 - 1:31pm -- aschweikhard

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Monday marked the beginning of Local Food Week, an initiative of Sustainable Green Country’s Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign. If you missed the Seed Sowers Farmers Market earlier this week, which sets up at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center every Monday from nine to one, check out these other events that support local food producers or visit one of the following websites for more information about local food initiatives.

Local/Community Foods: Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture
The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture is a non-profit educational foundation located near Poteau, OK. The foundation’s website offers many resources pertaining to sustainable agriculture. The Local/Community Foods section provides the locations of local farmers markets and an Oklahoma harvest calendar.

Oklahoma Farm to School -
In 2006, the Oklahoma Farm to School Program Act was created and signed into law. Through the Oklahoma Farm to School website, you can learn more about this legislature and other initiatives to encourage schools to buy produce from local farmers.

Local Harvest -
Local Harvest is an organic and local food website through which you can search nationwide for farmers markets, farms, and community supported agriculture by zip code or city. Looking for a specific item? You can choose to limit your searches by specifying certain products.

Farmers Market Search: Agricultural Marketing Service -
The Agricultural Marketing Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, also maintains a database of U.S. farmers markets, which can be searched by zip code and specific products.

Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP): Agricultural Marketing Service
If you are looking to find support for a local farmers market, the FMPP administers grants to help farmers markets, roadside stands, community supported agriculture programs, and agritourism activities increase their market opportunities. Check out the website to find more information about the grant application process.

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The Schusterman Library is open, and a book has been checked out.

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 1:12pm -- MsHoberecht

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We opened this morning at 7:30 am, and we checked out our first book in our new building. Professor Shawn Schaefer of the OU Urban Design Studio checked out Notes on Nursing by Florence Nightingale. He tells us that he chose this book because of its particular appropriateness for our campus, since in addition to its importance for nursing,  it has "influenced medicine, public health and social work. Ms. Nightingale's work has influenced my own profession by promoting building and urban sanitation and led to the design of modern hospitals and clinics."

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313 Bears for the Children's Justice Center

Wed, 12/22/2010 - 6:28pm -- MsHoberecht

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Thanks to all our OU-Tulsa friends, and the heroic efforts of the Society of Urban Design Students (SUDS), the library has collected 313 bears to present to the Children's Justice Center. This may be a record in the 19 years that the OU-Tulsa Library has been donating stuffed toys .

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Share a bear

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 10:28pm -- MsHoberecht

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It's time for the Library's yearly benefit for the Children's Justice Center. Please bring any new stuffed toy to the Teddy Bear Tree in the OU-Tulsa Library by December 17 to comfort abused or neglected children served by the Children's Justice Center. The toys will be distributed in 2011 as children come to the center for help. This year the Teddy Bear Tree is co-sponsored by the Library and our friends in the Society of Urban Design Students.

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NMLM: OU-Tulsa Library recognized

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 2:39pm -- sbrower

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NMLM poster

In recognition of National Medical Librarians Month, the South Central Regional office of the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine has featured five regional projects on their web site, including our library's own Building Dynamic Partnerships in Public Health, a wiki-based initiative that was awarded and funded from the regional office last year. The Bird Health Sciences Library in Oklahoma City was also recognized for their work in community preparedness, as were our friends at the OSU-Tulsa Medical Center Library for their work with the Okmulgee Indian Health Center. The breadth of these projects, from outreach and training to building new online portals and resources, demonstrates the potential range and flexibility of the modern medical library, and the kinds of contributions librarians make. Kudos to all our partners in the region and to our fellow awardees!

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October is National Medical Librarians Month!

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 4:23pm -- sbrower

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NMLM poster

The month of October is National Medical Librarians Month! Help us celebrate this occasion! The Medical Library Association, our premier professional organization, created the NMLM observance to raise awareness of the important role of the health information professional. Patients and those in the health care community need the specialized services that medical librarians provide now more than ever before. Watch this space for more news and information about medical and health sciences librarians!

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4 Reasons Why the Library Should Affect Your College Choice

Fri, 06/18/2010 - 5:01pm -- sbrower

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If you talk to a college admissions officer or a high school guidance counselor about things to do when you visit a college campus, one of the first things they say is to visit the libraries on campus. Bring a book or some schoolwork, sit down, and soak up the environment.

Can you see yourself there for four years? — from US News & World Report

---------------- Now playing: Alex Parks - Mad World via FoxyTunes

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Thank you, OU-Tulsa!

Fri, 04/30/2010 - 8:52pm -- MsHoberecht

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The staff and faculty of the OU-Tulsa Library are honored to have received the Presidential Award for Departmental Excellence today. The secret of our success, however, is that it is truly a pleasure to serve the faculty, staff, and students at OU-Tulsa!

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