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Regular Hours for Spring Break

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:45am -- amigdalski

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The Schusterman Library will be open for our regular hours during Spring Break, March 18 - 22. Our regular hours are as follows:

Sunday - 1:00pm to 11:00pm

Monday - 7:30am to 11:00pm

Tuesday - 7:30am to 11:00pm

Wednesday - 7:30am to 11:00pm

Thursday - 7:30am to 11:00pm

Friday - 7:30am to 7:00pm

Saturday - 1:00pm to 6:00pm

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Deadline Extended

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:08am -- amigdalski

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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply at bit.ly/SquadLightning2019 by Friday, March 15.

Scholar Squad invites staff and student submissions for Research Week Lightning Talks. All Lightning Talks will be presented in the Schusterman Library Gallery.

  • Student Lightning Talks will be Tuesday, April 2 from 4 pm to 5 pm.
  • Staff Lightning Talks will be presented Friday, April 5, 12 noon to 1 pm.

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 (including title slide; slides are optional). While many teams are comprised of faculty, residents, staff, and students, these presentations will be presented by staff or students respectively.

Submit your proposal at bit.ly/SquadLightning2019. Deadline to submit a proposal is March 8, 2019 March 15, 2019 at midnight.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by Friday, March 22, 2019.

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Spring Data Events

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 10:08pm -- amigdalski

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Please join the Schusterman Library for events from the Data Analytics, Visualization, and Informatics Syndicate (DAVIS) at OU Libraries brought to Tulsa via video stream.

Backups 101

Friday, March 29 | 11am - 12pm | Schusterman Library Conference Room

Backups 101 will help you learn the basics of backing up your valuable research data and other information. In it, we will cover the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of keeping your data safe and secure.

 

Data Driven Visualizations

Friday, April 5 | 11am - 12pm | Schusterman Library Conference Room

Data Driven Visualizations is a concept-based overview of visualization better practices. Know when different types of graphs are appropriate; make color choices to maximize legibility; and learn about considerations for graphs for manuscripts vs presentations.

 

Citation Management with Zotero

Friday, April 12 | 11am - 12pm | Schusterman Library Conference Room

Discover how to utilize the citation management software Zotero to streamline your searching and writing process.

 

Managing Research Projects with OSF

Friday, April 19 | 11am - 12pm | Schusterman Library Room 209

Do you lose track of which files are stored in which cloud? Do you wish you had version histories for all of your project files? Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free and open source website run by the non-profit Center for Open Science. OSF can be used as a repository or a lab notebook, with generous storage and a 50-year preservation fund to ensure data safety. This resouce can be used by everyone from students to instructors to principal investigators.

 

Managing Research Data

Friday, April 26 | 11am - 12pm | Schusterman Library Room 209

Managing Research Data will help you start your project off right by considering how you will manage your data, file naming, folder structures, READMEs, and how your datasets relate to each other (spreadsheets vs databases).

 

Formatting Your Data for Analysis

Friday, May 3 | 11am - 12pm | Schusterman Library Conference Room

When working with data, many of us use the spreadsheet to enter and organize the information we collect in the field, lab, or from other sources. Good data organization is the foundation of your research project. Spreadsheet programs are very useful graphical interfaces for designing data tables and handling very basic data quality control functions. However, many times these choices do not lead to data easily being read by programming languages such as R or Python.

 

Data Driven Visualizations

Friday, May 10 | 11am - 12pm | Schusterman Library Conference Room

Data Driven Visualizations is a concept-based overview of visualization better practices. Know when different types of graphs are appropriate; make color choices to maximize legibility; and learn about considerations for graphs for manuscripts vs presentations.

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Scholar Squad on March 6

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 8:42am -- amigdalski

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Wednesday, March 6 | 12 - 1 | Schusterman Library Conference Room

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

In March, discover how to manage up and find leadership opportunities where you are.

Learn more about Scholar Squad on our webpage: library.tulsa.ou.edu/scholarsquad.

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REED-ing at the Library

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 9:50am -- emoreau

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Please join us Monday, February 25th, from noon-1 pm when the Tulsa Symphony’s bassoon trio will be here for a special lunchtime performance in the Library Gallery!

This is a casual drop-in event and you are welcome to bring your lunch! It's free and open to the public.

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Love Data Week

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 4:57pm -- amigdalski

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Love Data Week is an international initiative to raise awareness about good research data practices. Data Analytics, Visualization & Informatics Syndicate (DAVIS) at OU Libraries is hosting an event every day of Love Data Week. The Schusterman Library will provide a video stream of the events.

Survival Skills: Managing Your Research Data

Monday, February 11 | 10am - 11am | Schusterman Library Conference Room

Managing Research Data will help you to start your project off right by considering how you will manage your data, file naming, folder structures, READMEs, and how your datasets relate to each other (spreadsheets vs databases).

 

Durable Data, Your Career, and Open Science Framework

Tuesday, February 12 | 1pm - 3pm | Schusterman Library Conference Room

This webinar explores challenges researchers face in sharing and reusing their data over time, some of the career advantages of doing so, and presents a practical introduction to the Open Science Framework (OSF), a free tool available to aid researchers in accomplishing these goals.

 

Survival Skills: Data-Driven Visualizations

Wednesday, February 13 | 11am - 12pm | Schusterman Library Conference Room

Data-Driven Visualizations is a concept-based overview of visualization better practices. Know when different types of graphs are appropriate; make color choices to maximize legibility; and learn about considerations for graphs for manuscripts vs presentations.

 

Survival Skills: Tidy Data 101

Thursday, February 14 | 10am - 11am | Schusterman Library Conference Room

When working with data, many of us use the spreadsheet to enter and organize the information we collect in the field, lab, or from other sources. Good data organization is the foundation of your research project. Spreadsheet programs are very useful graphical interfaces for designing data tables and handling very basic data quality control functions. However, many times these choices do not lead to data easily being read by programming languages such as R or Python.

 

Survival Skills: Backups 101

Friday, February 15 | 10am - 11am | Schusterman Library Conference Room

Survival Skills: Backups 101 will help you learn the basics of backing up your valuable research data and other information. In it, we will cover the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of keeping your data safe and secure.

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Research Week Lightning Talks

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:58am -- amigdalski

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Scholar Squad invites staff and student submissions for Research Week Lightning Talks. All Lightning Talks will be presented in the Schusterman Library Gallery.

  • Student Lightning Talks will be Tuesday, April 2 from 4 pm to 5 pm.
  • Staff Lightning Talks will be presented Friday, April 5, 12 noon to 1 pm.

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 (including title slide; slides are optional). While many teams are comprised of faculty, residents, staff, and students, these presentations will be presented by staff or students respectively.

Submit your proposal at bit.ly/SquadLightning2019. Deadline to submit a proposal is March 8, 2019 at midnight. Late submissions will not be considered.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by Friday, March 22, 2019.

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Scholar Squad on Feb. 6th

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 11:08am -- amigdalski

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Wednesday, February 6 | 12 - 1 | Schusterman Library Conference Room

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

In February, we’ll discuss strategies on how to stop procrastinating and follow through on goals, projects, and more. Please read this short and insightful article “Stop Procrastinating… Now” from the Harvard Business Review before the meeting.

Learn more about Scholar Squad on our webpage: library.tulsa.ou.edu/scholarsquad.

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Third Thursday on Feb. 21st

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 3:31pm -- emoreau

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Leonard Bernstein at 100: A Videographic Journey

January 17th  //  12 pm - 1 pm

Schusterman Library Conference Room

Join Bernstein scholar Dr. Erica K. Argyropoulos for a tour through the musician’s diverse career endeavors as seen through the medium of television and film. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

 

About Third Thursday:

Whether you are a fan or practitioner of the arts, or would just like to learn more about them, Third Thursday is for you! Meet with fellow #TulsaSooners on the third Thursday of every month at Schusterman Library to learn about and discuss a variety of art forms, including painting, writing, dancing, music, crafts, and more. Each month will have a topic selected by the group based on the interests of participants.

Third Thursday events are free of charge and open to all students, residents, faculty, and staff.

Questions? Contact Emrys Moreau at emrys-moreau@ouhsc.edu or (918) 660-3226.

Leonard Bernstein at 100: A Videographic Journey
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Third Thursday on Jan. 17th

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 8:59am -- emoreau

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January 17th  //  12 pm - 1 pm
Schusterman Library Conference Room

Join us this Thursday for a discussion with Pediatrics faculty member Dr. Robert Block about the art of woodcarving. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

Whether you are a fan or practitioner of the arts, or would just like to learn more about them, Third Thursday is for you! Meet with fellow #TulsaSooners on the third Thursday of every month at Schusterman Library to learn about and discuss a variety of art forms, including painting, writing, dancing, music, crafts, and more. Each month will have a topic selected by the group based on the interests of participants.

Third Thursday events are free of charge and open to all students, residents, faculty, and staff.

Questions? Contact Emrys Moreau at emrys-moreau@ouhsc.edu or (918) 660-3226.

Woodcarving by Dr. Robert Block
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Library Closed on 1/21

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 9:54am -- amigdalski

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The Schusterman Library will have modified hours in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Our hours will be as follows:

Saturday, January 19 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday, January 20 - 1:00pm to 11:00pm

Monday, January 21 - Closed

Tuesday, January 22 - Regular Hours Resume

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Holiday Cheer Event on Dec. 12th

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 3:06pm -- emoreau

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Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 12th at 11 am - 1 pm for a fun break where we’ll drink lots of hot chocolate, create snowflake crafts and color ornaments, and take festive photos with holiday props! If you'd like to donate a stuffed toy to our teddy bear drive for Children's Advocacy Center, this is a great opportunity to bring one by and warm up with some hot chocolate.

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Closing at 9 pm on Friday, Dec. 7th

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 4:27pm -- emoreau

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Due to the winter weather forecast, the Schusterman Library will close at 9:00 pm on Friday, December 7th. Stay tuned for possible changes to the library's hours over this weekend depending on the incoming dreezing rain and snow.   

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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Understand Open Licenses

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 4:43pm -- emoreau

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Friday, December 7 | 2:30pm to 3:30pm | Schusterman Library Conference Room

Creative Commons licenses allow you to retain your copyright while inviting certain other uses of your work, which could ultimately spread your work much farther than you could do on your own. In this workshop, presenter Cody Taylor will explain CC licensing and the ways to combine them to boost your impact. He will also provide examples of how CC licenses are working to create more equitable foundations for open knowledge. When we share, everyone wins!

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Pancake Dinner

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 9:47am -- amigdalski

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

Join 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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Teddy Bear Drive 2018

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 9:20am -- emoreau

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Your gift of a new stuffed toy can help bring comfort and joy to children who have experienced abuse or neglect. We'll be collecting the stuffed toys under our holiday tree until December 18th. 

Our Teddy Bear Drive for Children's Advocacy Center has been an annual campus tradition since 1992!

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Use Slideshare for Conference Talks

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 11:47am -- amigdalski

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Friday, November 30 | 2:30pm to 3:30pm | Schusterman Library Conference Room

Slides help you tell important stories about your research when you're presenting at a conference, and sharing them can be useful to those who were not able to see your talk in person. In this workshop, presenter Nick Cousino will help you make your slide decks more widely available and will discuss how to use slide decks to guide people to your other research outputs. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop.

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Dead Week & Finals Week Hours

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 8:24am -- amigdalski

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The Schusterman Library will have extended hours for Dead Week and Finals Week (we'll also brew coffee non-stop!). Our hours will be as follows:

Sunday, December 2 - 1:00pm to 12:00am

Monday, December 3 - 7:00am to 12:00am

Tuesday, December 4 - 7:00am to 12:00am

Wednesday, December 5 - 7:00am to 12:00am

Thursday, December 6 - 7:00am to 12:00am

Friday, December 7 - 7:00am to 12:00am

Saturday, December 8 - 1:00pm to 12:00am

Sunday, December 9 - 1:00pm to 12:00am

Monday, December 10 - 7:00am to 12:00am

Tuesday, December 11 - 7:00am to 12:00am

Wednesday, December 12 - 7:00am to 12:00am

Thursday, December 13 - 7:00am to 12:00am

Friday, December 14 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday, December 15 - Closed

Sunday, December 16 - Closed

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Thanksgiving Hours

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:43am -- amigdalski

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The Schusteman Library will have modified hours in honor of Thanksgiving. Our hours will be as follows:

Wednesday, November 21 - 7:30am to 6:00pm

Thursday, November 22 - Closed

Friday, November 23 - Closed

Saturday, November 24 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday, November 25 - 1:00pm to 11:00pm

Monday, November 26 - Regular Hours Resume

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

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