You too can participate in OU-Tulsa Reads

November 8, 2011

January 17 – March 31, 2012 at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center Library Gallery

People who can say of a book, “This has changed my life” truly understand the meaning of happiness ~ Daisaku Ikeda

In January, 2012, the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library will host OU-Tulsa Reads, a multimedia exhibit about books that have had a powerful impact on community members. Administrators, faculty, staff, and students are invited to share the books that have inspired them and served as catalysts for personal, professional, or educational changes in their lives. Through sharing our most inspiring reads, we will share the powerful impact of reading as well as an important part of who we are as a community.

What book has inspired you? Include your book in our exhibit!


Openings Doors: New exhibit in the Gallery

October 25, 2011

Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons, a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, is showing in the Schusterman Library Arts & Information Gallery. In addition to the materials provided by the NLM, we’ll also be showing items of local interest that touch upon this subject.

Library 2nd Floor Closed for Mechanical Repairs: Thursday, October 20

October 18, 2011

Just a heads up. We’ll be closing off most of the 2nd floor to accommodate repairs to the air conditioning equipment on the roof for most of Thursday, October 20. This means that you won’t have access during that time to most of our books, or to the study carrels or study areas on the second floor.

What will be available: Quiet reading room and bathrooms on the 2nd floor, and absolutely everything on the first floor, including expert help at our AskHere desk, and all the computers in the Commons.

We anticipate that everything will be back to normal on Friday, October 21.

October 6 (that’s today): Cool things that Stewart found online

October 6, 2011

Come to the library to hear about the cool things that Stewart found online. You never know what marvelous tool he found that is exactly the thing that will help you with your work and/or research.

And also find out who’s the current FourSquare Mayor of the Library, and winner of lunch with President Clancy.

This is the last of the Schusterman Library’s Find Your Place events.

October 5 (that’s today!): 20×20 presentations in the library. With cookies.

October 5, 2011

Update: see thrilling photos from this event!

What are you doing for lunch? Come to the library with your brown bag lunch  at noon for the 20×20 presentations.

Topics include:

  • Comic books by Stewart Brower
  • Cooking by Barbara Abercrombie
  • Gun Collecting by Dr. Charlie Foulks
  • Pinterest by Tracy Kennedy
  • Travel by Alisa Dougless
  • Fair Food by Kristin Ware
  • Opera by April Schweikhard
  • Physician Assistant program by Jamie Teeter
  • OldSchu disc golf course by Shawn Schaefer
  • And more…..

These will be unique, fun and fast presentations. Presenters will have 20 slides and 20 seconds to talk for each slide. It will be entertaining, informative and fun. Refreshments and door prizes from local restaurants will be provided.  For more information, contact April Schweikhard at  (918) 660-3226.

20 x 20 is part of the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center Library’s Find Your Place Events. To learn more, visit

October 4: Lunch in the library and Geocaching

October 4, 2011

Everyone on campus and beyond is welcome to these Find Your Place events today.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 12:00 – 1:00 
Social Media Workshop and Lunch
Come learn about FourSquare, Twitter, and Facebook in the library conference room and enjoy a FREE LUNCH prepared for you by the Schusterman Library staff. Lunch will be served from 12:00-12:15 for the first twenty people.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Campus Caching in the Dark
My hobby? I use multi-million dollar satellites to find trinkets on the OU-Tulsa Schusterman campus. In the dark! Come join us beginning in the library conference room. Bring your GPS-enabled tablets or smartphones to download a geocaching app. If you don’t have one, there will be some available to borrow. Don’t forget a flashlight!

Submit your 20×20 slides now!

September 26, 2011

On Wednesday, Oct 5, Noon – 1:30, we’ll have Fun & Fast Presentations in the library.
Bring your lunch to the Arts and Information Gallery in the Library and come watch your favorite OU-Tulsa faculty, staff, and students present unique, fun, and fast slide shows.
Speakers can choose topics ranging from comic books to cooking. There will be door prizes from local restaurants and refreshments for all.
We want YOU to be one of the speakers! Any student, faculty, or staff can submit a slide show for this event. To submit, or to get more details, contact April Schweikhard at or 918.660.3226.