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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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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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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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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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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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Scholar Squad

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:46pm -- amigdalski

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Wednesday, December 5 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm | Schusterman Library

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

In December we'll reflect on 2018 and set goals for 2019.

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

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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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Library Ambassadors

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:18am -- amigdalski

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Did you know the Schusterman Library has a Library Ambassador program? The Schusterman Library Ambassasdors advise and inform the library leadership team to help us improve and better the campus, promote library resources and programs to the broader OU-Tulsa community, and help the library make a difference at OU-Tulsa. This year, we have seven Library Ambassadors. Let's get to know them!

Meet Jason Featherngill!

Jason is pursuing a Master's in Public Administration. He plans to graduate this spring. Here's a bit about Jason in his own words:

What is your dream job?

Working for one of Tulsa's family foundations as a researcher/program evaluator.

What is your favorite book?

Whatever I am reading for fun! I am currently enjoying Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker.

If you were Director of the Schusterman Library for a day, what would you do?

Convene a networking/collaboration event for researchers in the Tulsa area to begin a relationship/connection with each other and the Schusterman Library.

How do you contribute to the OU-Tulsa community?

I am a graduate research assistant at the Hope Research Center and am currently serving as a Library Ambassador.

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Make Cards at Third Thursday

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 8:34am -- amigdalski

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Thursday, November 15 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm | Schusterman Library Conference Room

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.

For our November meeting, we’ll make greeting cards. We've got the supplies, just bring your creativity.

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Expressing Gratitude

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 9:56am -- amigdalski

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Wednesday, November 7 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm | Schusterman Library Confernece Room

Join us for Scholar Squad, an informal support group for those interested/involved in research and other scholarly activities. Scholar Squad is open to all at OU-Tulsa, including students, residents, fellows, staff, and faculty.

In November, we'll express gratitude towards those who have impacted our careers by writing thank you notes. We'll also discuss ways to pay it forward by mentoring other scholars.

Feel free to bring a lunch. We hope to see you there!

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Library Ambassadors

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 5:20pm -- amigdalski

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Did you know the Schusterman Library has a Library Ambassador program? The Schusterman Library Ambassadors advise and inform the library leadership team to help us improve and better serve the campus, promote library resources and programs to the broader OU-Tulsa community, and help the library make a difference at OU-Tulsa. This year, we have seven Library Ambassadors. Let's get to know them!

Meet Amber Beisly!

Amber is a PhD candidate in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum. She plans to graduate in the Spring of 2020. Here's a bit about Amber in her own words:

What is your dream job?

This is an impossible question to answer! I have never been able to answer the question about what I want to be when I grow up. When I was in elementary school, I loved to write stories and dig in the dirt to see what was hiding.  As I have gone through school, I am fascinated by research that uncovers what is beneath the surface. After I graduate, my hope is that I am able to be in a job where I can write books and do research, although maybe not so much about dirt.

What is your favorite book?

I have so many answers to this question! As a former teacher and parent, my favorite book is The Pidgeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems. It is incredibly funny for both children and adults. My favorite book for adults is Savage Inequalities by Johnathan Kozol. It is the first book that opened my eyes to how differently schools can operate. My favorite book as a teacher is Young Mathematicians at Work: Constructing Number Sense by Catherine Twomey Fosnot. This book helped me understand math and how to teach children in a way that will help them understand it and see it as a creative, relevant content area. Finally, my favorite book as a student/new reasearcher is Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan. It explains statistics concepts in a conceptual way. I have read it numerous times because I learn something new each time!

If you were Director of the Schusterman Library for a day, what would you do?

I love Halloween and all things spooky. If I would director, I would turn the library into a haunted library! I would invite brave souls, young and old, to tour the haunted library. With the help of the librarians, students could walk through the spooky study rooms, the conference room of terror or the zombie zone on the second floor. After successfully completing the tour of the library, patrons could eat some spooky treats.

How do you contribue to the OU-Tulsa community?

As a student researcher, my work focuses on experiences related to preservice teachers. Along with my professors, we have explored topics like preservice teacher pedagogical content knowledge, math anxiety, and use of technology with Dual Language Learners. My hope is that I can work with preservice teachers to present practical, research-based practices that will improve preservice teachers’ knowledge and beliefs as well as improve outcomes for the students in the Tulsa community.

As a student, I am usually pretty focused on getting my assignments done for class. I am always looking for more ways I can contribute to the community.

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Norman IRB Office Hours

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:46am -- amigdalski

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Monday, October 29 | 10:30am to 2:30pm | Schusterman Library Room 209

Karen Braswell from the Office of Human Research Participant Protection - IRB will hold office hours on Monday, October 29 from 10:30am to 2:30pm in the Schusterman Library Room 209. Stop by to discover answers to all of your questions about Norman research.

Questions? Contact Katie Prentice at katherine-prentice@ouhsc.edu.

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Confronting Self-Limiting Beliefs

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 2:05pm -- amigdalski

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Wednesday, October 3 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm | Schusterman Library

Join us for Scholar Squad, an informal support group for those interested/involved in research and other scholarly activities. Scholar Squad is open to all OU-Tulsa, including students, residents, fellows, staff, and faculty.

In October, Eden Hemming, MA, a Research Assistant from Pediatrics, will facilitate Scholar Squad. Eden will lead us through an activity to help confront self-limiting beliefs.

We look forward to a dynamic discussion. Feel free to bring a lunch. We hope to see you there!

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