Thanksgiving Week Hours

Our scheduled hours for Thanksgiving Week are:

Monday 11/25 10 am – midnight

Tuesday 11/26 7:30 am – 9 pm

Wednesday 11/27 7:30 am – 5 pm

Thursday-Saturday CLOSED

Sunday 11/30 noon – midnight

Please keep in mind that the library normally closes when campus is closed for bad weather. Check this space for exceptions. (We sometimes stay open after early closing or open earlier than late closings if we can do so without risk to staff members.)


Remembering John F. Kennedy

1962 Oklahoma City University alumnus Thomas McAnally brought to our attention today the letter then Senator John F. Kennedy wrote to the students of Oklahoma City University that was published in The OCU Campus on November 4,1960. MR. McAnally wrote to the presidential and vice-presidential candidates asking for their advice to college students for the upcoming election. All responded, and were included in this newspaper article:

Nov 1960 newpaper article

letters to OCU students from the 1960 presidential and vice-presidential candidates

1960Campus-Kennedy fullpage PDF

Mr. McAnally also remembered the letter he received from President Kennedy after he was elected and his experience as a new Director of Communications for the Nebraska Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church when he entered the offices of the Lincoln Journal newspaper on November 22, 1963: “I walked into the offices of the Lincoln Journal newspaper and was surprised at how quiet the offices were.  All reporters and staff were huddled around a  Teletype machine waiting for another update from Dallas.  Such a tragic and sad time.  The young president who so identified with my generation was gone.”


Database of the Month – Bibliography of Native North Americans

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with the EBSCOhost database Bibliography of Native North Americans! It gathers together citations from a wide range of sources, including journal and magazine articles, books, and government documents on all aspects of Native American life and history from archaeology to gaming. Many citations are linked to full text through other EBSCOhost databases, JSTOR, and Project Muse.

Library Learning Session – Navigating the Library Web Page

Attend the November Library Learning Session on Thursday, November 14th from 3 to 4 pm in the 1st floor computer lab and find out more about the treasures available to you. We will focus on how to find important library information and resources and ways to make the web page easier to use for everyone.

Everyone is invited. This will be a great introduction to library resources for anyone who is new to campus or wants to know about the breadth of resources available.

Research Help Online

Librarians are available to help in person and online on weekdays, but we also have resources available 24-7 online. These include research guides and Information Literacy Modules.

For example, if you need help deciding which websites, articles, or books provide the best information to include in your papers, visit the Resource Evaluation Information Literacy Module and take a quick tutorial. Faculty members can even assign it to their students and get a printout of the quiz results.