Category Archives: Staff

Next Tasty Talks on Tuesday Event Slated for February 21 Featuring NSU Broken Arrow Dean Dr. Roy Wood

Did you miss out on our inaugural Tasty Talks on Tuesday” event that took place on Tuesday, January 24 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Visitor Center Gallery? And on the opportunity to partake of a scrumptious slice of Tom Rink’s blueberry-lavender cheesecake?

We  offered an exciting panel discussion of the Business and Technology Department’s ASSE mentoring program for our faculty members. Panelists shared insight and stories on their participation in the Environmental, Health & Safety Management degree’s mentoring program that pairs students with respected local safety and health professionals.

The session was a huge success with over a dozen in attendance! We were able to learn more about this educational, informative, and interesting mentoring program.

Hopefully, your schedule permits you the opportunity to join us for our next Tasty Talks on Tuesday event, slated for February 21st from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Visitor Center Gallery where we will hear from NSU BA’s own Dr. Roy Wood, Dean of the campus.  So mark your calendars for this informative upcoming event that offers continued chances for cheesecake, collaboration and conversation!. Hope to see you there!

Posted by Pamela Louderback


Welcome Our Newest Librarian!

IMG_0613The NSU Libraries, Broken Arrow Campus, is pleased to welcome their newest faculty member, Tamara Kharabora.  Tamara is filling the position of Information Services Librarian/Resource Coordinator to the College of Business and Technology.

Tamara has been a member of the NSU Broken Arrow library staff in multiple capacities — as a student, as a capstone intern, as a staff Technician III, and now as a faculty member.  Tamara completed and received her MLIS from the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa just last December. Tamara has lived in Washington, Missouri and Tennessee prior to moving to Oklahoma; she attended State Fair Community College (Sedalia, MO), Cleveland State Community College (Cleveland, TN) where she received her Associate of Arts degree, and NSU where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in English with a minor in Business.

Tamara speaks Russian/Ukrainian and has her ESL certificate (English as a Second Language).

Welcome aboard Tamara!

Posted by Tom R.

New Library Director in BA!

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.


The library has answers at NSUBA Welcome Week

ImageAlong 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

Welcome Karl Siewert!

IMG_0425[1]The NSU Libraries, Broken Arrow Campus, is pleased to welcome their newest faculty member, Karl Siewert.  Karl is filling the position of Instruction Librarian/Resource Coordinator to the College of Education.

Karl comes to NSU from the Tulsa City-County Library, where he has been a reference librarian for 11 years. Since 2007 he has worked with teens, but prior to that, he was focused on business reference. Karl received his MLIS from Dominican University, taking his courses through the College of St. Catherine (now St. Catherine University) in St. Paul, Minnesota. He grew up in Kansas and attended Fort Hays State University for his BS in English Education.

Karl’s reading interests include horror, fantasy, teen fiction, comics (DC more than Marvel), history and art. He considers himself a “maker,” building new things from old materials. His greatest accomplishment in that arena is a ukulele he made from an old candy tin, which he’s teaching himself to play. He also worked during library school as a professional yo-yo performer.

Welcome aboard Karl!

Posted by Tom R.

The Results Are In!

And Dr. Pamela Louderback has been elected to the Vice-President position of KIPA (the Knowledge and Information Professionals Association).  In addition, Dr. Louderback has also been appointed to the Information Outlook Advisory Council of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) as well as elected to the President-Elect position of the Oklahoma Chapter of SLA!

Congratulations Dr. Louderback!

Posted by Tom R.

Welcome to Our New Librarian!

Join me in welcoming the newest librarian to the NSU-BA campus . . . Stephanie Ingold, who is the new Instruction Librarian/Resource Coordinator/Liaison to the College of Education on the Broken Arrow campus.  Stephanie comes to us from Rogers State University where she worked with acquisitions.  Additionally, she brings with her a wealth of classroom teaching experience as well from her time in New York where she was the head library media specialist for 11 years at Thomas A. Edison High School in Elmira Heights, New York.

Welcome aboard Steph!

Posted by Tom R.