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.

Resource Guides on Sleep in Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women

October 13, 2011

The Maternal & Child Health Library, in coordination with the six national Pediatric Pulmonary Training Programs, have compiled a new set of resources on the subject of sleep and sleep disorders in infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant women.

There are three separate user-oriented ways to view this important information.  The first is designed for health professionals, researchers, and community advocates wishing to learn more about sleep, improve the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of sleep disorders.  This knowledge path provides a wealth of information sources and databases for this subject area.

The second avenue is designed to provide a list of resources for the families, offering links to sleep centers, specialists, and websites about sleep disorders.  This path also contains a separate section intended to offer resources for adolescents themselves.

Lastly there is also an available list of resources aimed at schools, which provides a list of websites and materials to help educate students, teachers, staff, and affected families about sleep disorders.

These efforts of the MCH Library and the PPTPs have produced much needed guides through these difficult situations.  Anyone with a desire to know more about these issues, or wanting to assist an affected family member or friend should certainly check out these lists for more information.

Faculty Publication: Fox et al.

October 10, 2011

Mahoney, J. F., Fox, M. D., & Chheda, S. G. (2011). Overcoming challenges to integrating public and population health into medical curricula. [Article]. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41(4), S170-S175. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2011.06.025

Integrating public health into medical curricula poses a substantial challenge to educators. However, the needs of trainees and the population requirements of accrediting bodies provide a compelling call to action to improve how tomorrow”s medical practitioners are prepared to incorporate public health into their practices. This article provides insights about the nature of the challenges, and it identifies opportunities and practical approaches to integrating public health content into medical school curricula. The paper incorporates authors” opinions with a synthesis of the discussions from a workshop at the 2010 “Patients and Populations: Public Health in Medical Education” conference.

Link to item record in Schusterman Library catalog, and possible full-text

Do you have a publication? Let the library know!

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!