Read a New Book Month

Feel like an adventure this month? How about a thriller, a biography, or maybe something else altogether? December is Read a New Book Month and no matter what you’re interested in, it is the perfect opportunity to go out and search for a new favorite. Read a New Book Month provides the chance to wind […]

Take to the Skies!

November was Aviation History Month and I think it’s a subject that really takes off. Aviation history takes course over the span of more than two thousand years and begins with lighter-than-air crafts and slowly works its way to heavier-than-air crafts.   The earliest recorded attempts of flight revolved around tower jumping, a rather ridiculous and […]

Employee Learning Week

Employee Learning Week is an annual, nationwide event that typically takes place during the first full work week of December–which this year is December 7th-11th. Championed by the Association for Talent Development, Employee Learning Week is, according to ATD’s website, ‘an awareness campaign highlighting the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results.’ The Association […]

New Online Library Walkthrough

Welcome to Bellevue University’s New Online Library. The online library is your one-stop shop for academic research. This short video will give you a quick overview of the features and search tools available at our new website, including the new multi-search tool, 24/7 Librarian chat features, and improved navigation. Library Website Tutorial from Bellevue University on […]

2015 Literary Anniversaries: Part 2

Be sure to check out Part 1 first! 150 years ago: Now considered to be the defining masterpiece of the literary nonsense genre, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland debuted in 1865 to lackluster reviews, with most of the praise directed towards John Tenniel’s now iconic illustrations rather than Lewis Carroll’s story. Nonetheless, within 40 years of […]

2015 Literary Anniversaries: Part 1

Looking for something new to read? People often tend to gravitate towards recent publications when looking for a new book to get comfortable with—an understandable instinct, but something of an unfortunate one!  Why not take a look back to previous decades, and even centuries, for one’s next great read? A preferred method for some is […]

Three Free Sources to Search for Family History

Members of the Bellevue University community who are interested in family history research are fortunate to have free access to three resources to aid in your quest. The evening of November 10, Barbara Haney and I were moderators of a sharing workshop to inform the attendees of the third of these sources, one that just […]

BUILD IT Express LibGuide

 If you are like most people the first time you encounter the library website, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. Where are the scholarly journals? Where is company information? How can I find a book? How about an eBook? Can I access the online library from home? You can find the answers to all those […]

Ep. 9: The One Year Anniversary Update Edition

Welcome to Episode 9 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. 9: Banned Books Week Special Edition Description: Joel and Jake are back […]

Stress Management for Stress-less Week

I know what you’re thinking: this week is far from stress-less.  It’s fantastic that BU offers a number of activities like sand art, Just Dance gaming, Pet-a-Puppy, and board games, but it may not be enough to help you get through to the end of the semester. Well, if you’ve got a few minutes and […]