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

Big Read logo

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


Posted by Pamela Louderback

High School Student Creativity!

We have a new exhibit in the Visitor’s Center Gallery (in the Administrative Services building on the Broken Arrow campus) — this month we are highlighting the creative efforts of:

  •  the 12th Grade AP Studio Art class of Broken Arrow High School, and
  • the photography of the Multimedia and Image Management Career Tech Class.

Stop by and check out this wonderful art.

Posted by Tom R.

University Parkway Opens!

At 11:00 AM this morning, a new stretch of roadway was officially opened.  University Parkway, which runs from 101st (New Orleans Street) to 91st (Washington Street) along the eastern boundary of the Northeastern State University’s Broken Arrow Campus is now open to traffic.  Cutting the ribbon are Broken Arrow’s Mayor, Mike Lester, and BA Councilwoman Jill Norman.   (Dean of the NSU-BA Campus, Dr. Christee Jenlink, is pictured at the far right.)   Several other community members and NSU representatives were on hand for the event.

“This road will give our students different access points to NSU-BA,” said Mayor Mike Lester. “As the university continues to grow, this will help meet the traffic needs in that area.”

Here’s a copy of the press release.

Posted by Tom R.

Tom Rink Receives Invitation to Serve on OU’s SLIS Advisory Board

Congratulations to one of our own!  Tom Rink has received a significant honor by being invited to serve on the University of Oklahoma’s School of Library and Information Advisory Board.

OU SLIS is  in the process of reestablishing their Advisory Board and invited Tom to continue his service in the professional library field for 2010-11 by serving on the Board.

The OU SLIS Advisory Board has traditionally served as a valuable source of feedback for the improvement of OU’s programs and to gather input for planning for their future.  Since OU has three degree programs: Master’s of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Masters of Knowledge Management (MSKM), and Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies (BAIS), it has a broad constituency ranging from libraries and information centers to large corporations as well as non-profit organizations. Their mission is to prepare graduates to be leaders in the provision of information and knowledge services to meet the complex information needs of our diverse, highly technological, and knowledge-based global society.

Tom was considered to be an ideal person to serve on the Board “for so many reasons ranging from your experiences as a solo special librarian to your current position at Northeastern State University Library and to your continuous support of OU SLIS, not to mention that you are one of most famous alumni! Your interests and expertise closely align with the curriculum and goals of all three of our degree programs” as noted by Dr. Cecelia Brown, Professor and Director of the OU SLIS program.

We are extremely pleased and proud that Tom has been given this well-deserved honor.  His continued work on the Advisory Board will afford him the opportunity to further develop community relationships while representing NSU!

Posted by Pamela Louderback

New Book by Retired Faculty Member!

Our very own Dr. Joe Dillsaver (retired Criminal Justice faculty member) has written another book! He was available in Building A today to sign and sell his latest book “The Old King is Dead.” His first book “These Bones Shall Rise,” is also still available for purchase. Keep up the good work, Joe!

Posted by Tom R.

After the Icestorm at NSUBA

The following image was taken outside the library yesterday morning:


More campus photos of the icestorm’s aftermath are available for viewing via NSUBA Library Blog’s flickr account.

Posted by Linda Summers

Libraries in the Age of Google



Librarians from the Broken Arrow and Tahlequah (JVL) campuses met via videoconference this week to discuss the pros and cons of using social software as a professional communication tool. (That’s the JVL crew on the plasma screen.)

For those of you who remain unaware, Technical Services Director, Linda West, launched a JVL blog, Facebook, MySpace, and Xanga more than a year ago – and maintains them to this day. Go, Linda!

Things to look forward to in the future? A possible blog for the College of Education and one for the College of Liberals Arts.