Social Media Keeps Going and Going

Social media has become a way to meet new people and connect with friends, family, co-workers, and acquaintances.  Sounds like a great idea, right?  Well, with controversies surrounding fake news, data breaches, mental health impact, and hate speech, maybe it is not such a good idea.  On June 30, 2010, “World Social Media Day” was […]

Staff Recommendation “The Postmortal”

  What we recommend: The Postmortal by Drew Magary What it’s about: The Postmortal opens with John Farrell as he is about to receive “the cure,” a shot that prevents old age. The story follows John across the span of approximately 60 years and depicts his interactions with other postmortals, the nickname given to those who […]

New Arrivals Summer 2022

We have received the following titles in the last quarter. Interested? Check them out! List compiled by Diane Osborne.         Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know  BF441.G693 2021 Last Stop Auschwitz: My Story of Survival from Within the Camp D805.5.A96 W5613 2020 A Worse Place than Hell: How the Civil War Battle […]

More Than Books Ep. 49: Makerspaces & Migrations

Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast Episode 49! 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. 49: Makerspaces & Migrations    You can listen to the […]

Bet Your Life

  Set in Omaha, “the insurance capital of the Midwest,” Richard Dooling’s Bet Your Life follows insurance fraud investigator Carver Hartnett as he attempts to solve the sudden death of his friend and coworker, Lenny, after a wild night out and a mysterious online gaming session. He is aided in his search by another coworker, […]

Richard Dooling

Richard Dooling is an author, screenwriter, professor, and lawyer from Omaha, Nebraska. Born in 1954, he attended Creighton Prep High School and he received his B.A. from St. Louis University. Shortly after studying at UNMC, he began working as a respirational therapist in an intensive care unit in Clarkson Hospital. Returning from a year-long journey […]

HBR Guide to Remote Work HD2336.H37 2021

In case you are still working from home or may have to at some point, this book provides a few tips to help you develop or improve the unique set of skills you will need for remote working. The book provides the best practices, tips, and insights from a variety of experts to help with […]

Censorship in Libraries

  It seems like every week another news story comes across our TV screens or smartphone notifications declaring that another school or public library is contemplating banning a book because of public outcry. “In 2020, more than 273 books were challenged or banned,” states an American Library Association (ALA) press release, “demands to remove books […]

1st Appearance: Baron Mordo

Baron Mordo Real Name/Alias: Baron Karl Amadeus Mordo 1st Appearance: Strange Tales #111, 1963 Place of Origin: Castle Mordo, Varf Mandra, Transylvania, Romania Profession: Sorcerer Affiliations: Servant of Dormammu, the Offenders, the Circle Sinister Partnerships: None Created by: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Abilities: Skilled martial artist Extensive knowledge of magical lore Astral projection Teleportation […]