Lynx Docent Meetups

Due to staff reconfigurations, Lynx Meetups are suspended for Spring and Summer 2019.

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Are you interested in what goes on here? Come to a Lynx Meetup! At a Lynx Meetup, you can join a small but friendly group of people for an interactive program related to the Galileo's World exhibit, the History of Science Collections and other special collections on the Library's 5th floor. Lynx Meetups are for anyone, but may particularly appeal to area educators, docents-in-training, and adults interested in life-long learning.

Lynx Meetups occur in the History of Science Collections by rsvp, typically on the first Saturday of a month. The interactive program begins at 9:30 and concludes by 11 a.m. Coffee, tea, fruit and pastries are provided beginning at 9:00 a.m. Come get to know fellow friends of the Lynx!

Many Meetups will be devoted to the current exhibit, Galileo's World. These will focus on one particular theme or subject area of the exhibit, perhaps featuring a participatory activity or Open Educational Resource (OER) we are preparing for educational outreach. Other Meetups will be devoted to what goes on behind the scenes, including rare book conservation and acquisition, exhibit planning, digitization, the travel fellowship program, etc. Participating in Lynx Meetups is a way to become connected here and pursue topics that interest you.

Interested in becoming a docent? The first step is to participate in a Lynx Meetup. After that, we will provide all the training you need. Persons who complete the training will have the opportunity to serve in various capacities, both in the Exhibit Hall and in preparing materials. When Lynx Meetups involve an OER, your feedback will help us improve them. We will discuss the particular groups and classes for which any activity might be helpful. Participants may create materials to be used in upcoming class visits. Our experiences will help us become comfortable using them in whatever instructional setting we might have, whether as a docent, educator, parent or storyteller.

Questions?  Email or call 405/325-2760. Follow us @lynx_open_ed.  


  • Saturday, October 20.  Topic:    Introduction to the constellations.
  • Saturday, November 3.  Topic:  The Astroscopium:  A Celestial Globe anyone can make.
  • Saturday, December 1.  Topic:  Winter stars and skylore.
  • Saturday, January 12. Topic: History of the Book activities.

Location:  Ptolemy's Tea House, 5th floor, Bizzell Memorial Library, OU, Norman.  Directions and hours.   Parking.

Dates:  On or near the first Saturday of each month (provisionally; please rsvp before coming).

Cost is free.  OU Libraries, connecting people.

NASA Space Grant Consortium pre-service educators
participating in a Lynx workshop
for the Mission to Planet Earth mentorship program.
Courtesy Dorinda Risenhoover.