The Day the Music Died

February 3, 1959, a snowy day in Clear Lake, Iowa, was the site of a terrible plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper, along with the inexperienced pilot who was hired to fly the single-engine plane.  This day has been immortalized through the 1971 hit song, “American […]

Your Tea-Riffic Guide to National Hot Tea Month

The New Year comes with Resolutions for 2018, goals to better ourselves or find new determination in healthy diets. Unfortunately with the current temperatures still freezing us inside and out, it’s hard to keep warm and healthy. Trying to change an entire routine can be frustrating and often overbearing when we are still recovering from […]

Ep. 27: The Adpocalypse

Welcome to Episode 27 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. 27: The Adpocalypse Description:  Joel and Colin discuss the ongoing online ‘adpocalypse’ and […]

College and Research Libraries News Review

This digest-sized journal is published by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) in 11 issues annually (July and August are combined). Some departments that are found in each issue include: News from the Field – one to two paragraphs highlighting different sources that have recently become available. Washington Hotline – a one-page summary […]

Getting to Know… Brandi Bengtson, Circulation Clerk

Welcome to the first interview in the ‘Getting to Know…’ blog series, where I will be interviewing Library staff and learning a little bit more about what makes them tick. For the inaugural post in this series, I’ll be interviewing circulation clerk Brandi Bengtson. Hi Brandi. Let’s jump right into things–why do you work in […]

National Pie Day

It’s easy as pie!  That saying is at once both familiar and baffling to many.  To the uninitiated, baking a pie can seem intimidating, even difficult.  However, pie is one of the most popular dishes in America and spans all seasons.  One can literally eat pie for every meal of the day: quiche for breakfast, […]

No More Bound Journals

In the summer of 2015, the library began one of our first of three major weeding or removal projects, which was the microform collection. In the midst of that, we were getting ready for our next big weeding project, the bound journals. Bound journals are issues of a periodical or magazine that are held together […]

National Thesaurus Day

Have you ever searched for a new word for an existing word? Or, wanted to expand your vocabulary? Or, improve your creative writing and/or written and spoken communication skills?  Chances are you probably have used “Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases” at one time or another.  Today is in honor of Peter Mark Roget, […]

International Hot and Spicy Food Day

As the weather outside suggests a new Ice Age and extremities gradually take on a concerning blue hue, thoughts might turn to the warming qualities of hot and spicy food. Fittingly, January 16 is International Hot and Spicy Food Day, so today offers the perfect opportunity to contemplate how people across the world have employed […]

Deepwater Horizon DVD Review

Deepwater Horizon is an unforgettably powerful film inspired by a thrilling story of real life heroes. The movie takes place on Deepwater Horizon, a free-floating 5,200 feet structure 41 miles southeast from the Louisiana coast. This semi-submersible off-shore drilling rig with 126 crew members on board was owned by BP (British Petroleum) and equipped to […]