US Newsstream

When working on topical research projects, you want the most up to date information from the most respected news agencies.  If you find yourself struggling to find exactly what you need, try using the database, US Newsstream. As part of the ProQuest family of databases, much of its operations and tools should be familiar to […]

Nelson Mandela International Day

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  Those true words were uttered by the human rights lawyer, prisoner of conscience, international peacemaker, and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa, Nelson Mandela.  The UN General Assembly asks individuals around the world to make a difference […]

Inside Out: DVD Review

Pixar Animation has spent the last two-plus decades answering this compelling question: “What if (insert animal/thing) had feelings?  Toy Story: “What if toys had feelings?”  Finding Nemo: “What if fish had feelings?”  Cars: “What if cars had feelings?”  And now, Inside Out: “What if feelings had feelings?”  This film follows Riley, a young girl voiced […]

July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month

Jacqueline Whitmore, author of “Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work” is the official founder of National Cell Phone Courtesy Month.  The purpose of National Cell Phone Courtesy Month is to encourage cell phone users to be more to be more mindful of passersby while using their electronic devices. Whether you are interested in […]

Did You Know? Summer 2017

The Freeman/Lozier Library is always changing to keep up with the latest trends and services to offer you our best.  Our More Than Books newsletter has a “Did You Know” section that keeps you informed about the changes that have taken place in the library.  Here is the latest news from that newsletter:   One way to celebrate the Nebraska […]

Heard it through the (Library) Grapevine

While deciding on a topic for the annual Library Professional Growth Day, I needed some inspiration, so I decided to read a few library blogs, listen to some library podcasts, and just generally poke around in some library related websites. I found more than I bargained for!  It turns out there are many great library […]

Made in the USA

One of the main things Americans think about in July is Independence Day or the 4th of July.  Independence Day is the day we celebrate when the 13 colonies of America declared their independence from Great Britain. Well, there is another “holiday” that is similar to this when Americans celebrate our independence from all countries.  […]

View Lovely Dessert Lasagna Recipes and Cheer!

July 29th celebrates Lasagna! It’s a whole day of heating up the house and enjoying this delicious dish. Now, July is a hot month to be even thinking about preparing such a meal. The oven heats up the house for over two hours and if you’re making it by hand, it takes forever to make. […]

Chicago or Bust! ALA Annual Conference Wrap-up

This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending my first American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. The ALA conference, which ran from June 22 – June 27 this year, is the largest library conference in the world. It includes education sessions, exhibits, book signings, workshops, networking opportunities, and featured speakers. Guest speakers […]

I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good

“Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you’d expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn’t hold with such nonsense.”  The opening lines from J.K. Rowling’s book have become quite […]