Ep. 12: Self-Publishing Scammers

Welcome to Episode 12 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. 12: Self-Publishing Scammers Description: In this episode, Joel and Jake explore […]

International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

  Happy International Women’s Day, everybody! There are so many women who have made not only a huge impact on my life, but on our society in general. While I could speak of powerful women in politics and business, I think it would be interesting to look at famous librarians. Much like many of us […]

Reference Department Launches Skype Sessions

The Bellevue University Library’s Reference Department has always been on the cutting edge, but now more services are offered – more than ever before!  Current services include: Online and face-to-face library instruction, informative workshops, LibGuides (which are tailor-made to provide current sources on various subjects), a Personal Librarian Program, and a very popular 24/7 Librarian Chat service.  […]

ILL Trends to Watch in 2016

*This post was revised from OCLC’s Next Blog written by Christa Starck on February 17, 2016. At least once a year, OCLC queries the WorldShare ILL database to see how the trends in interlibrary loan are developing. They count titles a little differently than other lists. Rather than splitting into fiction/nonfiction they look at loan requests vs. copy requests (loans […]

Black Women in Jazz & the Arts

Alice Coltrane. Aretha Franklin. Nina Simone. Ella Fitzgerald. Etta James. Billie Holiday (Lady Day). Millie Jackson. Lauryn Hill. Sade Adu. Minnie Riperton. Ann Peebles. Erykah Badu. The Supremes. Roberta Flack. Candi Staton. Sharon Jones. Sarah Vaughan. Nancy Wilson. Abbey Lincoln. Dinah Washington. Jeanne Lee. Elis Regina. Cassandra Wilson. Dorothy Ashby. Each a legend in their […]

Nebraska, the Land that I Love

Way back on March 1, 1867 Nebraska was admitted to the union as the 37th state.  Here we are 149 years later and our state is going strong.  I was born and raised here, but it occurred to me that not everyone knows why there is a lot to love about Nebraska.  Let’s start with […]

National Pistachio Day 2016

February 26th is National Pistachio Day! Pistachios are culinary nuts produced as seeds by the pistachio tree, which originates from Asia and the Middle East. They have been a part of human diets since nearly 7000 BC, and were known to the English-speaking world by at least the mid-1500s, though they were not popular in […]

Black History Month: Inventors in History

On top of being Black History Month, February is also home to National Inventors’ Day, on February 11th. To honor this month, I wanted to highlight a few African-American inventors responsible for numerous inventions that are of significant importance to culture, past and present. Alice Ball was a chemist who developed an injectable oil extract that was the […]

Holocaust LibGuide

The Bellevue University Library’s LibGuide on “The Holocaust (Jewish)” is a wonderful starting point for general research on the Holocaust, with resources on Genocide, memoirs of survivors, and the path that led a developed country to commit such unspeakable crimes. The guide’s primary goal is to provide examples and links to many different types of research. […]

Coloring for Stress Relief

Coloring for stress relief has been recognized as a rising trend in recent years. It was first noticeable primarily in the United Kingdom and Europe before moving over to United States. Using coloring to relieve stress provides the opportunity to focus on just one thing, completing a picture however you feel like. This allows one […]