William Kloefkorn, Nebraska Author

State Poet of Nebraska from 1982-2013, William Kloefkorn captures the small towns and wide plains of the Midwest in his sparse, precise style of poetry. Born in Kansas in 1932 outside the town of Attica, Kloefkorn enjoyed a childhood freely roaming the prairies, skinny-dipping and fishing for turtles, and hopping train cars for a quick […]

Advancing Women in Leadership Journal

The Advancing Women in Leadership journal is an electronically published peer-reviewed quantitative and qualitative research, literature critiques, and position papers related to women’s leadership issues or gender equity in national and international contexts. This journal, published annually, provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public […]

Virtual Museums

Summer is a great time to travel but it’s not always feasible due to high gas and airfare prices or just simply not enough time. Well, don’t worry because there are places online that let you visit their museums and collections virtually. I have compiled a list with links to museums that either let you […]

1st Appearance: Valkyrie

Valkyrie Real Name/Alias: Brunnhilde, Samantha Parrington, Barbara Norriss, Sian Bowen, Annabelle Riggs 1st Appearance: The Defenders #4, November 1972 (Appeared as a guise for Amora the Enchantress in The Avengers #83, December 1970) Place of Origin: Wristead Arms Profession: Leader of the Valkyrior, Chooser of the Slain, Shield-Maiden, Super Heroine Affiliations: Defenders, the Valkyrior, Avengers, […]

Canadian Newsstream Database

Looking for some info on our neighbors to the north? Canadian Newsstream is a ProQuest provided database that supplies full-text access to different Canadian newspapers. Users can filter by source type (including newspapers, trade journals, and wire feeds), document type (with everything from annual reports to advertisements), and find resources in both English and French. […]


Hollyhocks are often associated with Victorian era cottage gardens.  They are available in a wide range of colors.  Even black! They are biennial or short-lived perennials. The first year they put on root and foliage growth and in the second year they flower, set seed and die.  There are varieties that are short-lived perennials and […]

New Library System Launches July 12

On Tuesday, July 12, the Library will officially go live with a new cloud-based Library Services Platform, Alma from Ex Libris. While most of the changes are internal and will only affect Library staff workflows, there will be some public-facing changes to the Library’s online services, including the launch of a new Discovery Search service […]

A Characteristic Behind-the-Scenes Look at Workaholics

  Each year on July 5th, National Workaholics Day, is a day to reflect on your “work” and “play” balance.  This unofficial holiday encourages workaholics to contemplate their future and make any lifestyle changes that can improve their health by finding that there are more important things than work.  If you consider yourself a workaholic, […]

Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects

One of the things I dislike the most about summer is mosquitoes!  You see, when I get a bite it swells up and itches like I have chicken pox.  Since it is personally unbearable to receive one of these bites, you will rarely find me outdoors in the summer. Recently I discovered that there are […]