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Greetings from Director Stewart Brower

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:34am -- apeterson

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Welcome back to OU-Tulsa! We hope you've had a great summer break and are excited to dive into a wonderful semester of learning and discovery. Visit the Library anytime (click here for library hours) to learn about how we can support your studies. In the meantime, here's a brief welcome message from Library Director Stewart Brower. Enjoy!

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Upcoming Events

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:54am -- apeterson

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Join us for one (or all!) of our upcoming events! Click the event titles for more information and to download the calendar invites to your Outlook, Google, Yahoo, or iCal calendar.

Pop Over (to the Library) for Popcorn - August 21 from 11:30 to 1:30

Scholar Squad - September 6 from 12:00 to 1:00pm

Banned Books Week Event - Septemeber 27 from 12:00 to 1:00pm

International Coffee Day - September 29, free coffee all day

Scholar Squad - October 4 from 12:00 to 1:00pm

Poetry Party - October 10 from 12:00 to 1:00pm

Scholar Squad - November 1 from 12:00 to 1:00pm

"Perspectives on International Child Welfare" Exhibit Reception - November 7 from 5:00 to 6:30pm

Pancake Night - December 5 from 4:30 to 6:00pm

Scholar Squad - December 6 from 12:00 to 1:00pm

Holiday Cheer Event - December 13 from 11:00 to 1:00pm

Or download our entire event calendar at one time with the link below. To import into your calendar paste the link into your browser and open the .ics file that downloads, or copy and paste the url into your calendar of choice's Add Calendar feature.

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/ed5jcs8a5nqoeo70frv4o2p94g%40g...

We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!

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Photo by Eric Rothermel on Unsplash

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Pop Over for Popcorn

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:18pm -- apeterson

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Kick off Welcome Week by popping over (to the library) for popcorn.

Monday, August 21 | 11:30am to 1:30pm | Schusterman Library

We'd love to greet new and returning #TulsaSooners and help you discover how the Schusterman Library can support your studies. Or just swing by to grab some popcorn to snack on as you enjoy the solar eclipse later.

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This event is brought to you by OU-Tulsa Student Affairs and the Schusterman Library.

 

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August Reading Recommendations

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 8:47am -- apeterson

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Looking for a way to liven up your reading life? Try one of these new books - all published in 2017!

All of these books and more can be found in the Library's Leisure Reading Collection, located next to the coffee bar on the first floor.

 

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

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Learn More About Librarians!

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:43pm -- apeterson

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Have you ever thought about what it's like to be a librarian? Or why libraries from the Schusterman Library to the Great Library at Alexandria matter? Or maybe you've never thought about any of that, but now you're dying to know more? Then our new book, This is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information by Kyle Cassidy, is the book for you!

According to Hachette Book Group's website, here's what the book is all about:

In 2014, author and photographer Kyle Cassidy published a photo essay on Slate.com called "This is What A Librarian Looks Like," a montage of portraits and a tribute to librarians. Since then, Cassidy has made it his mission to remind us of how essential librarians and libraries are to our communities. His subjects are men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and personal style-from pink hair and leather jackets to button-downs and blazers. In short, not necessarily what one thinks a librarian looks like. The nearly 220 librarians photographed also share their personal thoughts on what it means to be a librarian. This is What A Librarian Looks Like also includes original essay by some of our most beloved writers, journalists, and commentators including Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, Nancy Pearl, Cory Doctorow, Paula Poundstone, Amanda Palmer, Peter Sagal, Jeff VanderMeer, John Scalzi, Sara Farizan, Amy Dickinson, and others. Cassidy also profiles a handful of especially influential librarians and libraries.

Want to check out the book for yourself? You can find it on the second floor of the Library under call number Z 682 C37 2017.  Or try putting the book on hold so you can pick it up at the Library's front desk. Happy reading!

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One World, One People

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:49am -- apeterson

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One World, One People - Cultural Photography from Rodger Randle

This summer, the Library is excited to reprise one of its most popular past exhibits, One World, One People. This exhibit features the cultural photography of Rodger Randle from his travels throughout the world.

What is cultural photography? Cultural photography examines the traits and qualities of a culture. This particular collection seeks to exhibit those unique cultural characteristics in addition to those qualities that are universal to all of humanity.

Come explore universal themes of humanity by experiencing the cultural photography of Rodger Randle displayed through this multimedia exhibit on display in the Library's Gallery through September 1, 2017.

Rodger Randle is a native Tulsan and former Mayor of Tulsa. Currently, Rodger is a Professor in the Graduate College of the University of Oklahoma and Director of the Center for Studies in Democracy and Culture.

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Summer Book Club

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 11:50am -- apeterson

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Join the Schusterman Library for a "read your own book" book club, which means you can read anything you want - fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and more! The book club will meet in person at noon on July 12 and August 10 in the Library's Quiet Reading Room. Bring your own lunch - we'll provide the coffee and cookies.

Can't make it to Book Club? Or reading too many books to remember month to month? Submit what you've been reading here: tiny.cc/summerbookclub. You can check in with what your fellow #TulsaSooners have been reading on our Book Club Pinterest Page.

Each book submission enters you into a contest for a prize pack. After the last book club on August 10, we'll hold a drawing for the winner.

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July Reading Recommendations

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 3:34pm -- apeterson

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Yearning for an epic summer adventure? Try escaping into one of these books detailing life in states, countries, and worlds different from our own.

  • Venture into the fantastical world of the Tearling in The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. This novel follows Princess Kelsea as she fights to reclaim her rightful throne. Bonus: This book is the first in a three-part series.
  • Or if you'd like to experience a battle set in this world, try Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer as Krakauer relates his struggle to climb and descend Mt. Everest.
  • Want more bang for your buck? Try The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories by Penelope Lively, which includes adventures of the Mediterranean, European, and house hunting varieties.
  • Looking for something more realistic? Try Strangers in Their Own Land, sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild's tale of her time in the Louisiana Bayou Country.

All of these titles and more are located in our Leisure Reading Collection, which can be found on the first floor next to the coffee bar.

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Documentary Film Series

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:45pm -- 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 July we'll screen 13th on Wednesday, July 19 from 12:00 to 2:00pm.

13th is "a documentary by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the 'intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States;' it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery (unless as punishment for a crime)" (description taken from Wikipedia)

We hope to see you for our final documentary screening of the summer!

 

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June Recommendations

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 8:32pm -- apeterson

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Just because school is out (well, sorta...) doesn't mean the learning has to end! Check out one of these non-fiction titles to get your brain cells firing this summer.

Not quite ready to dive head first into the non-fiction pool? Try one of these biographies/collections of personal essays:

For those ready for some full on non-fiction, try one of these titles:

Or perhaps you'd like to start with a book that can teach you an applicable skill? Check out one of our bookbooks:

 

 

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Summer Book Club

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:57pm -- apeterson

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Join the Schusterman Library for a "read your own book" book club, which means you can read anything you want - fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and more! The book club will meet in person at noon on June 13, July 12, and August 10 in the Library's Quiet Reading Room. Bring your own lunch - we'll provide the coffee and cookies.

Can't make it to Book Club? Or reading too many books to remember month to month? Submit what you've been reading here: tiny.cc/summerbookclub.

Each book submission enters you into a contest for a prize pack. After the last book club on August 10, we'll hold a drawing for the winner.

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Librarian Adventures in Seattle

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 1:52pm -- apeterson

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Last week, librarians Katie Prentice, April Schweikhard, and I attended the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting MLA ‘17: Dream Dare Do in Seattle, Washington. We spent our time at the conference dreaming of innovations to implement here at the Schusterman Library, daring to connect and collaborate with other librarians from around the country (and beyond), and doing poster presentations and paper presentations highlighting work being done here at OU-Tulsa.

At the conference, we presented the following posters and papers:

  • Doing More with Library Space: Assessment and Planning Through a Space Utilization Study - Katie Prentice, MSIS, AHIP and Erica Argyropoulos, PhD, MLIS
  • Doing More with Facebook Data - Alyssa Peterson, MLIS and Katie Prentice, MSIS, AHIP
  • Measuring the Impact of Library Tutorials in an Allied Health Evidence-Based Practice Course - April Schweikhard, MLIS, AHIP; Ken Randall, PT, PhD; Toni Hoberecht, MA, MLIS, AHIP; Alyssa Peterson, MLIS

In addition to time spent learning about subjects ranging from practical assessment strategies for marketing initiatives to developing data management plans, we also heard from a range of keynote speakers. Julie Angus provided us with strategies to overcome challenges and embrace the power of baby steps; Julia Sollenberger preached about the imperative to instill kindness and mindfulness into our practice of librarianship; and National Library of Medicine Director Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD gave us a peek into future of librarianship and the NLM.

After so much dreaming and daring at the conference, Katie, April, and I are happy to be back home at the Schusterman Library so we can begin to do what we’ve learned.

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New Book Shelves

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 8:40am -- apeterson

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Over the past year, the Schusterman Library has made various improvements to help serve #TulsaSooners better, including the installation of a water bottle filler, thread power, and phone/tablet charging stations. Most recently, we acquired new shelves on the first floor to house our Leisure Reading Collection. Next time you visit the Library, make sure to stop by our new shelves, located by the coffee bar, to check out a fun book or movie (or two, or three, or four...). In the mean time, enjoy these before and after pictures of our newest library addition. Happy reading!

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Documentary Film Series

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 9:28am -- apeterson

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Join the Schusterman Library and OU-Tulsa Student Affairs for a screening of the documentary Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria on Thursday, June 8 at 12:00pm in honor of Pride Month.

Lunch will be provided for registrants. Please RSVP at tiny.cc/pridemonthdoc.

 

Screaming Queens "introduces viewers to street queens, cops and activist civil rights ministers who recall the riot and paint a vivid portrait of the wild transgender scene in 1960s San Francisco. Integrating the riot's story into the broader fabric of American life, the documentary connects the event to urban renewal, anti-war activism, civil rights and sexual liberation. With enticing archival footage and period music, this unknown story is dramatically brought back to life" (description taken from Kanopy).

For the final film in our documentary series, join us on Wednesday, July 19 as we screen 13th.

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Memorial Day Hours

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:28am -- apeterson

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The Schusterman Library will be closed on Monday, May 29 in honor of Memorial Day. Our hours for Memorial Day weekend are as follows:

Saturday, May 27 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday, May 28 - 1:00pm to 11:00pm

Monday, May 29 - Closed

Tuesday, May 30 - 7:30am to 11:00pm

For up-to-date information on the Library's hours, see our Hours page.

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Spend Summer at the Library!

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:06pm -- apeterson

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Even though the spring semester is ending, the fun at the Library never stops!

Join us this summer for one or all of our upcoming events:

Summer Book Club

June 13 | July 12 | August 10

Join us for a monthly "read your own book" book club. We'll meet in the Quiet Reading Room on the second floor at 12pm. Feel free to bring your own lunch - we'll provide coffee and cookies.


Documentary Film Series

June 8 | July 19

Continuing with our Documentary Film Series, we'll screen Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria for Pride Month on June 8. On July 19 we'll screen 13th. Both events will begin at 12pm. Again, feel free to bring a lunch - we'll bring the popcorn!


Poetry Party

June 28 at 12:00pm

After the success of our first Poetry Party in honor of National Poetry Month, we're bringing back our Poetry Party this summer. Start brainstorming about what poem you'd like to share with your fellow #TulsaSooners, or try your hand at writing some original poems.


Questions about any of our upcoming events? Contact Alyssa Peterson at 918-660-3224 or alyssa-k-peterson@ouhsc.edu.

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Reading Recommendations

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 8:34am -- apeterson

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Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Try one of these books to learn about various aspects of mental health, including the power of our brains, the endangered status of empathy, and the path to creativity.

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Non-Stop Coffee

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:18am -- apeterson

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Dead Week and Finals Week are here, which means it's time for everyone's favorite time at the library: NON-STOP COFFEE. Visit us anytime (while we're open of course - check our hours here) for a fresh cup of coffee and, maybe if you're lucky, even a snack or two. Happy studying!

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