All About Apps Summer 2017

  We all enjoy apps that help us in our everyday life. We found a handful that you might be interested in adding to your collection. Be sure to check these out!   Wunderlist (IOS, Android): A general, all around great app for keeping and sharing to-do lists that can significantly help keep a busy […]

Women’s Equality Day

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have designated August 26, the anniversary date of the certification of the Nineteenth Amendment, as a symbol for the continued fight for equal rights.  We recognize the day as “Women’s Equality Day.” It was 97 years ago today that women won the right to vote. Often harassed and […]

Legislative History LibGuide

On January 20, 2017, the United States of America swore a new president into office to lead the executive branch of its government.  With a new president from a different party than the previous, a brand new legislative agenda will be pursued on Capitol Hill.  A few weeks ago we witnessed a big dust up […]

Herbs are the Spice of Life: More Herbs, Less Salt Day

Hey there hungry readers, this August has a day to celebrate the seasonings in your meals! August 19th is More Herbs, Less Salt Day and I’m going to find delectable dishes to satisfy those stomachs. Now, we know salt has an undeniable flavor we can’t forget but herbs bring so much to the dinner table. […]

It’s Time to Relax!

National Relaxation Day is observed annually on August 15th.  It is a time to slow down, unwind, and relax!  Sundays used to be reserved for this day, but in today’s busy world, even that day is filled with sports activities and things we couldn’t fit in during the week. Sean Moeller founded National Relaxation Day […]

Biography Reference Center Database

Needing to find more information on specific historical figures? Then try checking out EBSCO’s Biography Reference Center, a research database that provides over 400,000 full-text biographies and profiles. The database can be searched several different ways to find a subject, by entering a name, occupation, country, or nationality into the basic Search bar at the […]

Book Lover’s Day

Today is Book Lover’s Day! At last count (or estimate, really), I had about 500 books in my home, spread across six shelves, one cabinet, one table, and three rooms. Despite their pervasiveness I rarely get to spend as much time with them as I’d like to, and often have to purposefully set aside the time […]

National Lighthouse Day

Why would someone born and raised in small-town Iowa develop a fascination with lighthouses? After all, it isn’t something that was daily visible as I was growing up. To the best of my knowledge, there are no sea captains or ocean fishermen among my ancestors. I have come to the conclusion that I am a […]

Fun Facts Found Summer 2017

It’s not hard to find interesting or useful facts when you crack open a book in the library. Let’s see what fun facts Joel found when he browsed through the Reference stacks.     Charles Boycott’s name became famous overnight in the summer of 1880. He was the agent for absentee landlords in County Mayo […]

Library Staff Honor Barbara Haney at Retirement Party

Lively classical and patriotic tunes drifted through the Bellevue University Library on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 3:00pm, as the Bellevue University Library staff paid tribute to Barbara Haney, who after 25 years of dedicated service decided to officially retire.  Library staff members, Allie O’Connor (clarinet) and Lorraine Patrick (viola) kicked off the retirement party […]