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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:27am -- apeterson

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We're adding more study spaces for you, #TulsaSooners. On the first floor we're updating the group study rooms and installing a counter and stool set. On the second floor we'll gain four Brody study lounges and two areas for comfortable collaboration. Keep up with our changes with our hashtag: #renewyourlibrary.



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Women's Health Talk

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:47pm -- apeterson

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Fighting the Bulge: Women's Health

Thursday, March 8 | 6:00pm to 7:30pm | Zarrow Regional Library

Many women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction and may not even know it. Join specialist Dr. Karen Gold to learn more about women’s health focusing on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the muscles and connective tissue of the female pelvic organs. Gold will cover additional medical issues facing women and present treatment options. A question-and-answer session will follow.


Slide Photo by Suhyeon Choi on Unsplash

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Black Panther

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:17pm -- apeterson

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Wednesday, February 28 | 12:00 to 1:00pm | Schusterman Library Gallery

Did you grow up reading the Black Panther comics? Or are you obsessed with the new movie? Then join us as Stewart Brower, library director and avid collector of over 6000 comic books, shares the history of the Black Panther comics.

Black Panther
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Research Lightning Rounds

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:50pm -- apeterson

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OU-Tulsa Staff: Submit a Lightning Talk for Research Week

The OU-Tulsa Scholar Squad invites staff submissions for Research Week Lightning Talks to be presented Thursday, April 19 at 12 noon in the Schusterman Library Gallery.

Presentation topics can cover the design and operation of a research project as well as programs/projects that describe the creation and improvement of work, services, technologies, procedures, and so much more.
Lightning Talks will have 5 minutes each and be limited to 5 slides (slides optional) and focus on your area of research. While many teams are comprised of faculty, residents, staff, and students, these presentations will be presented by staff. The team is invited to attend and support from the audience.

Submit your proposal (no more than 250 words) about your research online by March 1 at 6pm.

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Black History Month Reads

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 9:57am -- apeterson

Winter Olympics Documentary

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 8:24am -- apeterson

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Thursday, February 8 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm | Library Conference Room

Join the Schusterman Library to get amped up for the Winter Olympics. We’ll screen the documentary Nerves of Steel, which features the tale of four Australian athletes attempting to compete in the skeleton in the 2006 Toronto Winter Olympics (so basically the Australian Cool Runnings).

Bring your lunch or snack on some of our popcorn.

You can also take pictures in our Olympic photo booth.

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Scholar Squad

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 2:09pm -- apeterson

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Wednesday, February 7 | 12:00 to 1:00pm | Schusterman Library Conference Room

Join us for Scholar Squad, an informal support group for those interested/involved in research and other scholarly activities.

For the February get together, we'll fall in love with open access. We'll learn more about open access publishing and discover how the Schusterman Library Open Access Reimbursement Fund can make your publishing dreams a reality.

scholar squad at OU-Tulsa
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Posters & Popcorn

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:15am -- apeterson

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Do any of these apply to you?

  • Making a poster and caught up in the design details...
  • Trying to get a headstart on making your Research Forum or Clinical Vignette Symposium poster awesome...
  • Ready to take your poster skills to the next level...
  • Just love popcorn...

Then join us for Posters & Popcorn on Friday, Feburary 2 at 12:00pm to learn how to make your poster pop! We'll help you learn how to make effective and creative posters while enjoying popcorn. Please RSVP at

Katie and Alyssa with Poster
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Spring Semester Shenanigans

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:56pm -- apeterson

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Want a preview of what the Schusterman Library is up to this semester? Check out our January newsletter! Enjoy a sneak peak below or view the entire newsletter here.

If you'd like monthly updates on Schusterman Library happenings, subscribe to our monthly newsletter here.


Slide Photo by Alfons Morales on Unsplash

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Pop Over for Popcorn

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:46am -- apeterson

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January 17 | 11:30am to 1:00pm & 4:30pm to 6:00pm | Schusterman Library

Start the spring semester with a warm welcome from the Schusterman Library. Enjoy free popcorn and coffee while you meet your librarians and learn how the library can support your studies.

Download the early event to your calendar here or the late one here.


Slide photo by Alex Munsell on Unsplash

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Confronting Violence

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 9:03am -- apeterson

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This month, our digital gallery features an exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, "Confronting Violence: Improving Women's Lives." Here's a bit about the exhibit:

Activists and reformers in the United States have long recognized the harm of domestic violence and sought to improve the lives of women who were battered.

During the late 20th century, nurses took up the call. With passion and persistence they worked to reform a medical profession that overwhelming failed to acknowledge violence against women as a serious health issue. Beginning in the late 1970s, nurses were in the vanguard as they pushed the larger medical community to identify victims, adequately respond to their needs, and work towards the prevention of domestic violence. This is their story. (taken from the exhibit website)

​Explore the exhibit anytime the Library is open between now and January 26. To learn more about confronting violence against women, join us for a Discussions on Diversity lunch and learn on Tuesday, January 23. For more details and to RSVP for the event, please visit the OU-Tulsa calendar.

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Resolution Reading

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 9:10am -- apeterson

Behind the Scenes

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 4:33pm -- apeterson

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Even though it's a holiday break, the Schusterman Library team is still working to ensure #TulsaSooners enjoy time spent at the Library. While campus has been closed for the holiday break, our books have been fumigated. The fumigation required that all of our books move upstairs to the fumigation zone, which made the first floor seem eerily deserted.


We also had the Library chairs cleaned, which prompted a furniture migration in the other direction.


We can't wait for everyone to return to campus and enjoy our clean books and chairs. Until then, happy resting!

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Intersession Hours

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 3:52pm -- apeterson

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The Schusterman Library will have modified hours for Intersession.

Sunday, December 31 to Monday, January 1 - Closed

Tuesday, January 2 to Friday, January 5 - 7:30am to 6:00pm

Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, January 7 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Monday, January 8 to Friday, January 12 - 7:30am to 6:00pm

Saturday, January 13 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday, January 14 - 1:00pm to 11:00pm

Monday, January 15 - Closed

Tuesday, January 16 - Regular Hours Resume

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Board Games for Checkout

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 3:40pm -- apeterson

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Guess what, #TulsaSooners? We now have board games available for checkout! Host a game night, take a brain break, make some new friends in the library - the world is your oyster!

Games available for checkout include:

  • Apples to Apples
  • Chess
  • Clue
  • Dominoes
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Monopoly
  • Pandemic
  • Parchheesi
  • Scrabble
  • Sorry
  • Twister
  • and a deck of cards

Games will checkout for seven days, with one renewal for an additional seven days. You can see our full borrowing policy here.


Slide Photo by Jack Hamilton on Unsplash

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Holiday Hours

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:49pm -- apeterson

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The Schusterman Library will have modified hours for the holidays.

Sunday, December 17 - Closed

Monday, December 18 to Wednesday, December 20 - 7:30am to 6:00pm

Thursday, December 21 to Wedneday, December 27 - Closed

Thursday, December 28 to Friday, December 29 - 7:30am to 6:00pm

Saturday, December 30 to Monday, January 2 - Closed

Tuesday, January 2 to Friday, January 5 - 7:30am to 5:00pm

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Holiday Reads

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:23am -- apeterson

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The holidays are just around the corner, which means one thing for book lovers - more time for reading! To facilitate more reading for you, we've compiled our past reading recommendation blog posts here for your book selection conveience.

Our leisure reading collection is located on the first floor of the Library, next to the coffee counter. Happy Reading!

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Teddy Bear Tree

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:24am -- apeterson

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Help the Library bring joy to children with our annual Teddy Bear Tree and donate a new stuffed toy for the Children's Advocacy Center. This annual campus tradition (since 1992!) brings year-round joy to children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

Bring any new stuffed toy (or any item from the Center's wish list) to place under the tree at the Schusterman Library by December 18.

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Holiday Cheer

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 8:55am -- apeterson

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Tuesday, December 12 | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Schusterman Library

Ready to spread a little holiday cheer? Join the Schusterman Library for a variety of festive holiday activities including:

Snowflake Crafts

Help us create a snowflake scene to rival the Philbrook Museum of Art.

Ornament Decorating

Color an ornament to decorate our tree and one to take home for yours.

Hot Chocolate

Sip hot chocolate with your favorite librarians. Cat not included.

Festive Photos

Take photos with all your friends and colleagues in front of our tree. BYOSanta Suit.

Teddy Bear Donations

Help us bring joy to children with our annual Teddy Bear Tree (since 1992!) an donate a new stuffed toy for the Children's Advocacy Center.

Questions about the event? Contact Alyssa Peterson at 918-660-3224 or


Slideshow photo by Rodion Kutsaev on Unsplash

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Pancake Dinner

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 2:47pm -- apeterson

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December 5 | 4:30pm to 6:00pm | Schusterman Library Commons

Liven up Dead Wek by joining the Schusterman Library for our semi-annual Pancake Dinner! The librarians will be serving up pancakes, tons of toppings, and plenty of fresh coffee.

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