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Dead Week & Finals Week Hours

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:06am -- apeterson

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The Schusterman Library will begin extended hours for Dead Week and Finals Week starting on Sunday, April 30 and ending Friday, May 12. Our hours during this two-week period are as follows:

For up to date information on library hours, please visit our Hours page.

During Dead Week and Finals Week, we'll also brew non-stop coffee!

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Breakfast for Dinner

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:15am -- apeterson

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Liven up Dead Week with a special "breakfast for dinner" at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library.

When: Wednesday, May 3rd from 4:30 to 6:00pm

Where: Schusterman Library

We'll be serving up pancakes along with all of the fixings and of course... plenty of coffee!

Contact the library at 918-660-3224 or alyssa-k-peterson@ouhsc.edu to learn more.

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Documentary Film Series - May

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 9:50am -- apeterson

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Join the Schusterman Library for a Documentary Film Series celebrating honorary months ranging from Women's History Month to Mental Health Month. All screenings will occur in the Schusterman Library Conference Room from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. We'll provide popcorn, but feel free to bring a lunch.

For May we'll celebrate National Poetry Month with Why Don't Zebras Get Ulcers? Why Do We? on Monday, April 10 at 12:00pm.

We'll learn from Robert Sapolsky, PhD about the science of stress, as he answers, "What exactly happens to our bodies when we come under stress? And how is our response to stress different from that of a zebra being hunted along a savannah?" (description taken from Kanopy)

In the upcoming months, we'll also screen:

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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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Poetry Party

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:34pm -- apeterson

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Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Celebrate this literary occasion with us at a Poetry Party on Wednesday, April 19 from 12:00 to 1:00pm. You can share your favorite poem, a poem you've written, or even improvise a spoken word masterpiece on the spot. If you already know you want to recite something, let us know at tiny.cc/poetry so we can plan accordingly. If not, no worries - you can decide to read a poem on the day of the event, too.

Questions about the event? Contact Alyssa Peterson at (918) 660-3224 or alyssa-k-peterson@ouhsc.edu.

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Documentary Film Series

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:44am -- apeterson

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Join the Schusterman Library for a Documentary Film Series celebrating honorary months ranging from Women's History Month to Mental Health Month. All screenings will occur in the Schusterman Library Conference Room from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. We'll provide popcorn, but feel free to bring a lunch.

For April we'll celebrate National Poetry Month with Self-Expression Through the Spoken Word on Monday, April 10 at 12:00pm.

The documentary takes us inside The Poetry Lounge, "a free, multicultural open-forum for self-expression, inspiring young people to find their own voice and let it be heard. Hosted by award-winning Def Poets Shihan and Poetri, the "Lounge" has become the largest weekly open mic forum in the country, and was one of the inspirations for Russell Simmons' 2003 Tony-winning show, Def Poetry Jam. Taken from a recent Poetry Lounge event, this program features 2004 National Slam Champions, performing their work and sharing their inspiration. Learn the fundamentals of writing and performing 'spoken word' poetry from some of the most accomplished poets of the movement" (description taken from Kanopy).

In the upcoming months, we'll also screen:

 

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Old Is New

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:48am -- apeterson

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On the evening of Thursday, March 2, the Schusterman Library and the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture celebrated the opening of the exhibit “Old is New: #TransformingTulsa with the Oklahoma Historic Tax Credit.” The exhibition tells the story of the Oklahoma Historic Tax Credit by examining the renovation of the Mayo Hotel, a long-standing Tulsa institution that once played host to distinguished guests such as John F. Kennedy, Charles Lindbergh, Marilyn Monroe, Paul McCartney, Mickey Mantle, and many more. By 1981, however, the Mayo was in shambles: a vacant shadow of its former self destined for demolition. With the help of Tax Credit funds, however, the Mayo re-opened its doors in 2009, and is once again admired as one of the most beautiful buildings in downtown Tulsa. By encouraging restoration of long-vacant buildings like the Mayo Hotel, Oklahoma Historic Tax Credits continue to transform Tulsa and shape our local culture.

The “Old is New” opening reception began with drinks (served by celebrity bartender Ted Reeds, AIA, co-founder of TFA!) and hors d'oeuvres to be enjoyed while browsing the exhibit. Attendees observed the exhibit through digital slideshows showcasing photographs of the Mayo Hotel in its original glory days, before and after pictures of the Hotel’s recent transformation, and highlights of celebrities who have stayed at the Mayo over the years. An interactive digital display also allowed attendees to learn about other building transformations in Tulsa made possible thanks to Historic Tax Credits. Artifacts from the Mayo Hotel were on display as well, including vintage postcards, stationery, matchbook covers, and an original elevator indicator light from the building.

   

Erica Argyropoulos, Exhibit Curator and TFA Archivist, kicked off the evening’s opening remarks with a brief introduction of the exhibit before passing the microphone to TFA Executive Director, Amanda DeCort. Ms. DeCort highlighted the incredible economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits Historic Tax Credits have brought to Tulsa, before introducing guest speakers Joel Slaughter, co-owner of Phillips Slaughter Rose Inc., and John Snyder, owner of Brickhugger, LLC. Mr. Slaughter painted a vivid picture of the destruction and decay he discovered inside the Mayo Hotel during a structural study in 1995, while Mr. Snyder relayed his tale of purchasing the Mayo Hotel for a dollar and the accompanying parking lot for $250,000 in 2001. Together Slaughter and Snyder worked to renovate the Mayo Hotel in order to contribute to the revitalization of downtown Tulsa.

As the evening drew to a close, architects, citizens, and students engaged in lively conversation in the exhibit space, sharing their passion for Tulsa’s ability to transform.

   

 

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Posters & Popcorn

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:30am -- apeterson

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Are you gearing up for the OU-Tulsa Research Forum? Or presenting at a conference soon? Then "Make Your Posters Pop! A Workshop on Creating Better Posters" is the workshop for you!

Join us on Wednesday, March 22 at 12pm to learn:

  • what makes posters different
  • best practices for effective posters
  • tips on layout and design
  • the basics of what to do and say in a poster session

Please RSVP to let us know that you are coming: tiny.cc/ouposters

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March Reading Recommendations

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 10:20am -- apeterson

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Celebrate Women's History Month by reading books by and about women! Not sure where to start? Try one from our Leisure Reading section, which can be found on the second floor of the Library.

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Game Night

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:27am -- apeterson

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Join us for an evening of fun and snacks! We'll have games to play or join - ranging from classics like Monopoly and Scrabble to new favorites like Apples to Apples and Pandemic. Family and friends are welcome.

Tuesday, March 21 | 4:00pm to 7:00pm | Schusterman Library

our full selection of games

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The OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library is located at 4502 E. 41st St. Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting (918) 660-3224 or alyssa-k-peterson@ouhsc.edu.

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Spring Book Club

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:42am -- apeterson

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Join us for Spring Book Club!

Tuesday, March 7 | 12:00 to 1:00pm | Schusterman Library Quiet Reading Room

This is a "read your own book" book club, so read any book you'd like and tell us all about it. Feel free to bring your own lunch - we'll provide coffee and dessert. RSVP to our Facebook Event.

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Black History & Mardi Gras Trivia

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:00am -- apeterson

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Join us for trivia!

Tuesday, February 28 | 12:00 to 1:00pm | Founders Student Center

Lunch and king cake will be provided. Trivia categories will include Black History, African American Inventors, Mardi Gras, and a Bonus Round.

Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/SjSsmg.

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This event is hosted by the Schusterman Library, OU-Tulsa Student Affairs, and the OU Office of Community.

 

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An Exhibit Opening Reception

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:33am -- apeterson

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Join Tulsa Foundation for Architecture and Schusterman Library at OU-Tulsa for the opening reception of the exhibit "Old Is New: Transforming Tulsa with the Oklahoma Historic Tax Credit." Explore how Historic Tax Credits have transformed Tulsa through a case study of The Mayo Hotel.

Opening remarks will begin at 5:15. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. We are also fortunate enough to have a local celebrity as our bartender for the event: Ted Reeds, AIA, a co-founder of TFA!

Register now for this free event: https://mayoexhibit.eventbrite.com/

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The exibit will remain on display from March 2 to May 26. Visit to explore how Oklahoma Historic Tax Credits transformed the Mayo Hotel, a long-standing Tulsa institution that once played host to distinguished guests such as John F. Kennedy, Charles Lindbergh, Marilyn Monroe, Paul McCartney, Mickey Mantle, and many more. By 1981, however, the Mayo was in shambles: a vacant shadow of its former self destined for demolition. With the help of Tax Credit funds, however, the Mayo re-opened its doors in 2009, and is once again admired as one of the most beautiful buildings in downtown Tulsa. By encouraging restoration of long-vacant buildings like the Mayo Hotel, Oklahoma Historic Tax Credits continue to transform Tulsa and shape our local culture.


Photo Credit: © Caleb Long under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic, and 1.0 Generic license.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tulsa_Skyline.jpg

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Combatting Fake News

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:22am -- apeterson

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Feeling overwhelmed by the massive quantites of information available on the web? Try using these tips on spotting fake news from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.

Remember that we here at the Schusterman Library are always here to help you find reliable sources of information - whether it be for breaking news or research papers. Give us a call, shoot us a text, or stop by. We're here for you, #TulsaSooners.

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Regular Hours Resume

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 9:52am -- apeterson

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As of Tuesday, January 17, our regular hours are back. For the rest of the semester (until Dead Week and Finals Week, that is) our hours are as follows:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am to 11:00pm

Friday: 7:30am to 7:00pm

Saturday: 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday: 1:00pm to 11:00pm

For up to date information on campus closings, see the OU-Tulsa weather page.  The library closes when the campus closes due to weather.

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Upcoming Hours Changes

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 8:29am -- apeterson

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The Schusterman Library will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 17 with our regular hours:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am to 11:00pm

Friday: 7:30am to 7:00pm

Saturday: 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday: 1:00pm to 11:00pm

Visit our hours page for more information.

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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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