Wednesday, April 30, 2008
During a typical year, students, faculty and information seekers made 7.5 million visits to Oklahoma's college and university libraries - seven times the combined annual attendance figure for OU and OSU home football games.
Academic libraries in Oklahoma receive less than 2 cents of every higher education dollar.
College students and faculty borrow an average of 1.8 million items from Oklahoma's academic libraries each year - or ten items for every student enrolled in Oklahoma colleges.
Oklahoma public libraries answer almost 42,000 reference questions every week. That's more than one question for every man, woman and child living in Muskogee.
More than 1.8 million Oklahomans have a library card - more people than the combined populations of North Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming.
Oklahoma's school librarians are leaders. The state ranks fifth nationally in the number of National Board Certified school library media specialists.
These interesting facts were obtained from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (405-521-2502.)
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Read a book, graphic novel, whatever form of literature you're in to.
Play games (the non-computer/console kind) - puzzles, board games, Sudoku, cards, volleyball, basketball, tennis, etc.
Write (not a paper) - journal/diary about your college experiences, letter to a friend, letter of appreciation to a soldier serving overseas, etc.
Share your hobby, find someone who hasn't had the opportunity or time to learn a new hobby-we can all benefit from each other's expertise.
Cook meals instead of getting take-out, save some money and refrigerate the leftovers or entertain friends/guests with a dinner. (we all have to eat, right?)
Exercise, everyone needs to be more active and healther - go for a walk, a run, ride a bike, schedule time to visit the Wellness center.
For the studious individuals, begin studying for finals.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
To celebrate the popularity of Ben Mezrich's New York Times Bestseller, Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, and the movie by Sony Pictures, 21, the Al Harris Library is displaying materials that highlight the book, the movie, the history of Las Vegas and the phenomenon of gambling in American and popular culture.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
We need your help! Take part in our E-book survey at SWOSU SURVEY and you will be entered into a drawing for a free iPod. Also, every 25th participant will receive a free T-shirt.
To find out more about how Ebrary can help you on papers and other course assignments, check out their training tools, including Flash videos and live web sessions, at http://www.ebrary.com/corp/training.jsp.