It’s Time to Relax!

National Relaxation Day is observed annually on August 15th.  It is a time to slow down, unwind, and relax!  Sundays used to be reserved for this day, but in today’s busy world, even that day is filled with sports activities and things we couldn’t fit in during the week. Sean Moeller founded National Relaxation Day […]

Biography Reference Center Database

Needing to find more information on specific historical figures? Then try checking out EBSCO’s Biography Reference Center, a research database that provides over 400,000 full-text biographies and profiles. The database can be searched several different ways to find a subject, by entering a name, occupation, country, or nationality into the basic Search bar at the […]

Book Lover’s Day

Today is Book Lover’s Day! At last count (or estimate, really), I had about 500 books in my home, spread across six shelves, one cabinet, one table, and three rooms. Despite their pervasiveness I rarely get to spend as much time with them as I’d like to, and often have to purposefully set aside the time […]

National Lighthouse Day

Why would someone born and raised in small-town Iowa develop a fascination with lighthouses? After all, it isn’t something that was daily visible as I was growing up. To the best of my knowledge, there are no sea captains or ocean fishermen among my ancestors. I have come to the conclusion that I am a […]

Fun Facts Found Summer 2017

It’s not hard to find interesting or useful facts when you crack open a book in the library. Let’s see what fun facts Joel found when he browsed through the Reference stacks.     Charles Boycott’s name became famous overnight in the summer of 1880. He was the agent for absentee landlords in County Mayo […]

Library Staff Honor Barbara Haney at Retirement Party

Lively classical and patriotic tunes drifted through the Bellevue University Library on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 3:00pm, as the Bellevue University Library staff paid tribute to Barbara Haney, who after 25 years of dedicated service decided to officially retire.  Library staff members, Allie O’Connor (clarinet) and Lorraine Patrick (viola) kicked off the retirement party […]

Ep. 24: Infinite Content

Welcome to Episode 24 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes! “More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 24: Infinite Content Description: In this episode, Joel and Colin discuss the challenges of […]

Animal Science: Journal Review

Animal Science Journal is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal that contains original research and serves as the leading source of new knowledge and perspective in animal science. Published six times a year by Wiley-Blackwell,  Animal Science Journal is the official English peer-reviewed publication of the Japanese Society of Animal Sciences. Articles in the Animal Science Journal […]

Fake News

‘Fake news’ is not a new phenomenon, but within the last two years its prevalence in the public consciousness has exploded as one of the primary contributing factors to the concept of the ‘post-truth’ society. In an age when most of us get our news from social media feeds we encounter fabricated news stories on […]

Patron-Driven Library

Among the many acronyms bobbing about in the alphabet soup of librarian-speak, “PDA” has experienced some of the most dramatic definition changes over the past decade. It is no longer just code for students canoodling in the stacks (Public Displays of Affection) or a term for the pocket computers made obsolete by smartphones (Personal Digital […]