Wow, until yesterday, it had been quite a while since I had last posted to this blog (my humblest apologies for this extended absence)? Here’s a fun bumper sticker that I picked up at a recent conference (courtesy of the American Chemical Society).
Question: what do you get when you combine lithium, bromide, argon, and yttrium?
Answer: all of the “elements” required for you to succeed in your academic career.
I discovered this image (bumper sticker) at the Texas Chapter of the Special Libraries Association’s Annual Business Meeting earlier this month (courtesy of the American Chemical Society).
Hey, International Games Day @ Your Library is right around the corner (on Saturday)! This day provides “a chance to celebrate games, libraries, and the communities.”
Unfortunately, we do not have anything planned for this year’s event (yet) . . . but there is always next year.
If you have not thought to stop by the Visitor’s Gallery in the Administrative Services Building on the NSU Broken Arrow campus lately, you may want to schedule a visit. For the month of September, the artwork of Nancy S. Harkins will be on display (upstairs and downstairs).
While born in the “show me” state, Nancy moved to Oklahoma at an early age (seven) and learned early on that she had an aptitude for drawing and painting (she was accepting portrait commissions by the time she was sixteen). Watercolor seems to be her medium of choice. She paints landscapes, flowers, and architectural scenes. Two of her botanical iris paintings have been published in the book The Best of Flower Painting. And, the American Iris Society also chose her designs for their first commemorative poster.
Of her work, Nancy says “for me, the beauty of creation requires a response — even an involvement — that compels me to explore with eye and brush the shapes, contrasts, and moods so lovingly arranged by our Creator.”
So, stop by, visit the exhibit, enjoy the fine watercolor paintings, and see what treasures you can’t live without.
Posted by Tom R.
This may be a couple of weeks late (our new director started earlier this month), but with the start of the new semester, things have been a bit hectic and I’m just now getting caught up (my humblest apologies).
Join me in congratulating Dr. Pamela Louderback as she takes over the helm as Director of the Library on the Broken Arrow Campus.
Pamela is an Assistant Professor and has been with NSU Broken Arrow since its beginning in October of 2001.
Her personal and professional research interests include assisting students in the transition to college. She researches and writes in the areas of integrating technology into the curriculum, developing structured communication forms of distribution media through integrated library systems, leadership in higher education, social justice for indigenous peoples, and academic achievement and retention of American Indian college students.
Pamela has done a bit of international travel as well. In July of 2008, she had the opportunity to visit Tasmania to present research based on my dissertation topic – “Sociocultural factors to American Indian academic success in college” and presented her ongoing research on academic success/retention at the APA conference in Toronto during August 2009. She was the proud recipient of a UK Fulbright research scholarship in 2010 (Scholar in Governance and Public Policy 2011) to Queen’s University Belfast and was fortunate to have the opportunity to learn firsthand the rich history and heritage of the Irish, their Department of Education and it’s public policy, and the role it plays in language revitalization efforts. The next country she plans to visit is New Zealand to engage in further research for a book. The concept for the book she’s working on focuses on the destruction of indigenous cultural languages with a chapter devoted to a variety of cultures/places: Aboriginal/Australia, American Indian/U.S, First Nation/Canada, Irish/Northern Ireland, Welsh/Wales, Maori/New Zealand.
Congratulations Dr. Louderback and welcome to the corner office.
Posted by Tom R.
Along with several other campus services and organizations, the NSUBA Library participated in Welcome Week yesterday, informing students, faculty and staff of what the library can do for them.
Our “Ask Me Anything” sign drew a lot of attention and provided Pamela and Karl with the opportunity to answer 13 questions ranging from “How can I find essays in the library’s databases?” to “My class starts in five minutes. Where am I supposed to be?” We also issued OK-Share cards to half a dozen patrons, allowing them to use their NSU library privileges at other academic libraries across the state.
If you’re interested in the OK-Share program, or if you have a question of any kind, stop by the library’s 2nd floor desk and let us help you. It makes us happy!
–posted by Karl
How about some end of the week fun? Courtesy of the Seattle Public Library (to kick off their 2013 Summer Reading Program), check out this video of the world’s longest domino chain comprised of books. It took the twenty-seven volunteers seven hours (and five failed attempts) to line up the 2,131 books and a little over a minute-and-a-half to knocked them all down. None of the books used were part of the current circulating collection (they used donated or weeded books) and the library offers the disclaimer that “no books were harmed during the filming of this video.” Enjoy!
Posted by Tom R.