Category Archives: About

Just a Reminder!

This week, the University’s Mission, Vision, and Values posters were hung in Building E (both floors, just outside the library).  Always a good reminder. 

  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration

 Happy Friday.

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Getting Things Done (if you have the time)!

Check out this video (unfortunately it is over 45:00 minutes long)!

Posted by Tom Rink

Welcome to NSU!

To the new Director of Libraries @ NSU, Sheila Collins, a big, warm “welcome” from Broken Arrow.

Posted by Tom Rink

NSU Libraries Overview Video

“Mega thanks to my son Matthew for putting it all together — and to Susan [Woitte] for coordinating the whole thing” ~ Peggy Kaney, Director of User Services, John Vaughan Library

Posted by Linda Summers

Librarian Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

This message just came across one of my SLA discussion lists.   Just FYI.

“Frustrated with the lack of commercials or public service announcements (PSAs) for
libraries, the WJE Library partnered with “Library Production Studio” to create
videos for special and academic libraries. (PSAs for public and school libraries are
in pre-production.) The PSAs will run as commercials between segments of a local
access cable show called “What’s New in Libraries.” 

These PSAs have been uploaded to YouTube. 

Please help spread the word about libraries and what they do.

Academic segment:                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFV5mAeiFKo
Special segment:                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1d8Rx526NI

Posted by Tom Rink

Job Ad for Executive Director of Libraries Posted

The job advertisement created by the NSU Executive Director of Libraries Search Committee was officially released today. It will be published in The Chronicle of Higher Education and sent to several library list serves.

Here’s a direct link to the copy posted on NSU’s website: http://www.nsuok.edu/humanresources/jobs/showJob.php?jobID=1245

Posted by Linda Summers

Search Begins for Executive Director of NSU Libraries

The Search Committee for Executive Director of NSU Libraries held its first meeting on Tuesday, March 4, 2008.

The primary charge of this committee, according to Vice President of Academic Affairs Dalton Bigbee, is “to conduct a national search and make a recommendation. . . as to the directorship of NSU’s libraries.”

The primary concern of this committee, according to the discussion held during the first meeting, is to conduct the search and recommendation in as transparent and inclusive a manner as possible.

The eleven members of this committee include:

Martin Venneman, Dean, College of Science & Health Professions, Chair
Renee Cambiano, College of Education
Brian Cowlishaw, College of Liberal Arts
Kate Felzien, Coordinator, Research & Sponsored Programs
Peggy Kaney, John Vaughan Library
Julia Kwok, College of Business & Technology
Tom Salmon, Oklahoma College of Optometry
Vickie Sheffler, John Vaughan Library
Linda Summers, Broken Arrow Library
Eric Terdal, College of Science & Health Professions
Linda West, John Vaughan Library

The following is a tentative timeline as to upcoming events:

*Early April: Advertisement for director position published
*Late June: Applications reviewed
*Late August/Early September: Invitations to on-campus interviews extended to top candidates
*Mid-September/Early October: On-campus interviews held

Candidate interviews will include an open forum presentation. Members of the university community are encouraged to attend these presentations and participate in the evaluation process.

Posted by Linda Summers