International Jazz Day

Last year I made a post for Jazz Appreciation Month that held a few great, relatively unknown Jazz albums that I thought needed to be brought out from behind their proverbial bushel.  This year, I wanted to celebrate International Jazz Day, which is April 30th by the way, by offering some great documentaries on Jazz […]

John James Audubon, Naturalist

John James Audubon was born in what was then San Domingo (now Haiti) on this date 232 years ago in 1785. His childhood was spent in France, but by 1803 he left there to avoid conscription in Napoleon’s army. His father was a successful businessman and sea captain, and hoped an extended visit to Pennsylvania […]

Anthropological Linguistics Journal Review

For centuries people have been trying to study the history, culture, and languages of their own people; trying to discover where they come from and what their ancestors were like.  Taking this path to discovery can be difficult; however, there is one journal that can help take you in the right direction. “Anthropological Linguistics” allows […]

Daring Sword Fights, Magic Spells, a Prince in Disguise!

We all know how fairy tales start – “Once Upon a Time” or “A long long time ago”. Every lover of books has that one story they memorize by heart, they know each twist and turn of the page. To those who enjoy the way words glide off the page to make a world there’s […]

Bed Bugs in a Library?

This year the Bellevue University Library Staff celebrated its 20th year offering a Professional Growth Day for library staff. The day provided an opportunity for Library Staff to come together and present for 10 minutes each on a library-related topic.  This year, Professional Growth Day was on Wednesday March 8, 2017. The  presentation that I […]

Collection Mapping

At the Freeman Lozier Library, we always strive to bring you the absolute best materials for your area of study.  In an attempt to locate new and engaging materials for your research, the Technical Services Department has been slowly developing a new method to streamline how your professors make selections for their respective departments. We […]

Need a Good Laugh???

Have you ever heard the phrase “Laughter is the Best Medicine?”  Well, according to some studies, laughter produces chemicals in our bodies that relieve stress and enhance one’s physical and mental health and that positive thinking can help people heal from illnesses.  If that holds true, then laughter is a good thing and what better […]

The 2nd Shift Librarian

For many of us in the work force today to get full employment we have to have to work a shift that is not the traditional standby of 8-5 that dominates the work cycle. Some of us have to work a job that begins in the early afternoon and ends before midnight. For librarians we […]

Ep. 22: The Maker Movement

Welcome to Episode 22 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. 22: The Maker Movement Description: Jake and Joel are back again with a […]