Category Archives: Libraries

Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma Book Discussion

The Northeastern State University Broken Arrow Library is hosting the fourth year of its Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma Book Discussions. The theme for this spring 2017 LTAIO is “Not For Children Only.”

This book discussion series revisits the classics we may have read as children and more recent examples of children’s literature. The series allows us to revisit childhood haunts by reading again the books we loved as children.

Our first book discussion took place on Wednesday, January 25 in the Administration Building Annex with NSU’s own Dr. Andrew Vassar as the event humanities scholar. Our semester-long series began with Iona Opie and Peter Opie’s “The Classic Fairy Tales” and Ethel Johnston Phelps’ “Tatterhood and Other Tales”.Prior to discussing the books, Dr. Vassar shared information on the authors and how their lives applied to our theme of “Not For Children Only“.

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There are four more sessions scheduled for this semester; please consider joining us as your schedule permits. Books are available for checkout at the NSUBA library’s second floor Circulation desk. All discussion will begin at 2:30 p.m. and will conclude at 4 p.m. Light snacks will be served.

See below for times and locations for the LTAIO Book Discussion schedule:

Feb. 14 – “Little Women” – hosted by Dr. Russell Lawson, Bacone College faculty and located in the Administration Building Annex.

March 7 – “The Wind in the Willows” hosted by Dr. David Oberhelman, Oklahoma State University faculty and located in the Administration Building Annex.

March 28 – “Charlotte’s Web” and “Bridge to Terabithia” – hosted by Dr. Brian Cowlishaw, NSU faculty and located in the Administration Building in room 170.

April 18 – “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” and “I Am the Cheese” – hosted by Helen Clements, OSU faculty and located in the Administration Building in room 170.

For more information, please contact Pamela Louderback at 918-449-6452 or at louderba@nsuok.edu.

Posted by Pamela Louderback

Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma! Grant Awarded

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The NSU-Broken Arrow Library is excited to once again be participating in the LTAIO Book Discussions. This Spring 2017 semester, our theme isNot For Children Only.

This series revisits the classics we may have read as children and more recent examples of children’s literature.   Beginning with Iona Opie and Peter Opie’s “The Classic Fairy Tales” and Ethel Johnston Phelps’ “Tatterhood and Other Tales”, this series allows us to revisit our childhood haunts by reading again the books we loved as children.

Books will soon be available for checkout at the NSUBA library’s 2nd floor Circulation desk.  Our series will take place at the NSU Broken Arrow campus Administration Building (BAAD) Annex and BAAD Room 170 from 2:30 – 4:00 (see below for further details).

January 25 – The Classic Fairy Tales/ Tatterhood and Other Tales – scholar Dr. Andrew Vassar, Northeastern State University (Annex)
February 14 – Little Women – scholar, Dr. Russell Lawson, Bacone College (Annex)
March 7 – The Wind in the Willows – scholar Dr. David Oberhelman, Oklahoma State University (Annex)
March 28 – Charlotte’s Web/Bridge to Terabithia – scholar Dr. Brian Cowlishaw, Northeastern State University (BAAD 170)
April 18 – Roll of Thunder/I Am the Cheese – scholar, Ms. Helen Clements, Oklahoma State University (BAAD 170)-

So, please consider joining us for a lively book discussion. Light snacks will be servedDon’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information about these and other events.

Posted by Dr. Pamela Louderback

Get Caught Reading a Banned Book!

banned“If  you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ― Haruki Murikami

Did you know that September 25th- October 1st is Banned Books Week? While it may sound strange to celebrate books that people have tried to ban, Banned Books Week celebrates the right to free and open access to materials. Click below this picture to take a look at a list of banned books and the reasons that people wanted to ban them:

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Click here to see the full infographic

Were you surprised by any of the books included on this list or the reasons people wanted to ban them? Do your part this Banned Books Week by reading a challenged book and stand up for your right to read! Be sure to also check out our Banned Books Display located on the 2nd floor of the library:

NSU Receives BIG READ literacy grant – A Variety of Events Planned

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The National Endowment for the Arts announced the latest round of Big Read grants. Seventy-seven nonprofit organizations received grants totaling more than $1 million to host a Big Read project between September 2014 and June 2015.

Managed by Arts Midwest, The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure and enrichment. Each organization will develop unique programming that will provide their communities with the opportunity to read, discuss, and celebrate one of 36 selections from U.S. and world literature.

For more information about The Big Read, please visit their About page.

Northeastern State University was one of the recipients of this important literacy grant. A variety of exciting events have been planned for all three campuses, area schools and public libraries.  Events take place between March 4th and May 15th, 2015.

Our Kickoff begins on March 4th (Tahlequah) and March 5th (Broken Arrow) with New York Times best-selling fantasy author Jim Butcher as our Keynote!  You won’t want to miss this once-in-a lifetime opportunity!Jim Butcher 2014(4)

For more information, please check out the Big Read dashboard or consult the Library’s LibGuide at: http://libguides.nsuok.edu/BIG_READ  and keep up with the NSU BIG READ Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/nsubigread

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Posted by Pamela Louderback

Exhibit @ OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library!

Here is an ongoing exhibit (until January 2, 2015) that is on display in the gallery space at the OU-Tulsa Schusteman Library.  Surviving & Thriving: Aids, Politics, and Culture.  Make your plans to visit today!Surviving and Thriving Exhibition PosterPosted by Tom R.

 

Here’s to Libraries, Number Eleven!

MelkMonasteryLibrary-AustriaI realize it has been a while since I posted a library in this series, so here goes. This week we visit another monastery — the Melk Monastery, a Benedictine monastery situated on the Danube River in Austria.  The actual abbey was founded in 1089.  In the 12th century, a monastic school was founded and with it, a library that became renown for its extensive medieval manuscript collection.   The abbey contains the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau as well as the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg (Austria’s first ruling dynasty).

“We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.”  (John Lubbock)

Source: photo courtesy of danieldalton.me  (BuzzFeed).

Posted by Tom R.

Why You Should Talk to the Librarian!

Paula Krebs, the Dean for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University, wrote this wonderful guest post on Vitae, the online career hub at the Chronicle of Higher Education.     As stated on their website, “the Chronicle is launching Vitae, which offers free career management tools, a powerful community, and the candid insights that academics need to build successful careers and fulfill their mission.”

In her post she basically addresses the notion of moving beyond the classroom when thinking about student success.  She highlights librarians, academic advisors, student affairs staff, the registrar, financial aid, veteran’s affairs, institutional research, etc., as groups that faculty members should get out of their offices and network with on a regular basis.

Here’s a link to the full post: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/673-why-you-should-talk-to-the-librarians

Posted by Tom R.