Endangered Species Act

  December 28 is the 45th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act.  It was signed into law in 1973 by President Nixon and is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.   The Endangered Species Act covers more than just animals. From the “Digest of Federal Resources Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish […]

“Wicked Omaha” F674.O557 R64 2017 Book Review

“Wicked Omaha” is a small book packed full of larger-than-life stories of the dark and wild history of Nebraska’s largest town. It starts out in the town’s relative infancy in the 1870s, during the time it first outgrew Council Bluffs across the Missouri River, and started to get a real reputation as a haven of […]

Awareness of Awareness Months, Days, Weeks

  You might have noticed that every month there seems to be another “awareness” month.  As we close out this year, let’s explore their origins, celebrations, and what the future holds.   Many awareness months, days and/or weeks, began with a proclamation by a President and highlight a specific cause, commemorate an event, or represents […]

New Arrivals Winter 2018 Edition

We have received the following titles in the last quarter. Interested? Check them out! List compiled by Jessica Omer.   The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple  BP605.P46 G85 2018 Elizabeth’s Rival: The Tumultuous Life of Countess of Leicester: The Romance and Conspiracy that Threatened Queen Elizabeth’s Court  DA358.L48 T35 2018 The Death […]

1st Appearance: Gwen Stacy and Harry Osborn

Gwen Stacy Real Name/Alias: Gwendolyn Maxine Stacy, Spider Gwen (Marvel Universe Earth-65) 1st Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #31, December 1965 Profession: College Student Created by: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko     Harry Osborn Real Name/Alias: Harold “Harry” Theopolis Osborn, Green Goblin, Harry Lyman 1st Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #31, December 1965 Profession: College Student, […]

Getting to Know… Margie McCandless, Reference Support Specialist

Hi Margie! First question; why do you work in a library? I think I have just always felt at home in libraries. My first real job as a senior in high school was as a page in the children’s department at the newly opened Swanson Branch. It had only been open three weeks when I started […]

Great American Read Campaign

For five months in 2018, the Anne Ray Foundation supported a PBS campaign to encourage viewers to read, discuss, vote for, and cajole others to vote for their best-loved fiction book(s). The idea was introduced by Meredith Vieria on May 22, and during that PBS program the website with the 100 choices (https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote ) was […]

The Colors of Christmas

There are several colors which are traditionally associated with Christmas.  The first two colors many of us think of are red and green. I began to question do these colors have any special meaning and what do they represent?  Are there any other colors associated with Christmas? Most of the colors and their meanings come […]

Can You Plagiarize… Yourself?

Spider-Man, 19b, “Double Identity,” produced by Grantray Lawrence Animation, aired January 13, 1967, on ABC. At some point as a student, you may be assigned a paper very similar to one you’ve written in the past for another class. You might start thinking about saving hours of precious time by resubmitting that old paper for […]

Ep. 33: Game Night: Board Games to Break up the Monopoly Monotony

Welcome to Episode 33 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. 33: Game Night – Board Games to Break up the Monopoly […]