The OU Academy of the Lynx was established in 2002 as a Friends organization to promote the History of Science Collections and increase its visibility in the central Oklahoma area. Through collaborations with educators, the OU Lynx is devoted to supporting exhibit-based educational outreach through the production of Open Educational Resources (OERs), through custom, docent-led class visits, and through docent-provided programs for students third grade and up at area schools and libraries.
In 2016, OU Libraries received the Oklahoma Museum Association annual award for Museum Education. This was due, in substantial measure, to OU Lynx outreach. Read more about it here.
Make an online donation at the OU Foundation (select History of Science Collections), or make out a check to “University of Oklahoma Foundation” and write “Account #30140-OU Lynx” in the memo field. Mail donations to:
History of Science Collections
University of Oklahoma Libraries
401 W. Brooks, BL 521
Norman, OK 73019
Questions? Special interests? Contact the curator, Kerry Magruder, at 405/325-2760.
Two issues of a newsletter were issued back at the founding of the Academy:
The OU Lynx sponsored several landmark events, as described in the newsletters and various local media. Now, the OU Lynx continues as both a Friends organization and as an outreach effort "collaborating in exhibits-based learning."