Making Work Fun!!!

Do you enjoy working?  Do you wake up each morning looking forward to going to work?  Do you smile when you think of your place of employment?  If you do, then today is for you…  Today is “Fun At Work Day,” and it’s celebrated each year around this time.  The exact date is unclear as […]

Ep. 34: Tech Trends for 2019

Welcome to Episode 34 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. 34: Tech Trends for 2019 Description:  Welcome to the More Than Books […]

Journal Review: Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated is a venerable sport publication that has been in print since August 1954.  As its title states, it is best known for the famous photography that adorns every issue.  Sports Illustrated is also well known for its annual Swimsuit issue. Although there are and have been many competitors, the title still stands out […]

First Winter Olympics – 1924

95 years ago, for the first time in the modern era what is now known as the Winter Olympics opened in Chamonix, France. Chamonix is in the French Alps, near Mont Blanc and the borders of Switzerland and Italy. In the last week of January,1924, the event was known as International Sports Week.  Some of […]

January is National Hobby Month

January is National Hobby Month, and there has never been an easier time to pick up a new skill to enjoy. Thanks to a wide range of digital tools and online communities, learning a hobby is more accessible than in the past. Consider choosing a hobby that helps you remain true to your New Year […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In January 1983, United States President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  This is a Federal holiday scheduled on the 3rd Monday in January of every year commemorating the life of Dr. King. Martin Luther King Jr. He was a Baptist minister and influential social activist who led the Civil […]

The Use of Dust Jackets

The Technical Services Department in the Bellevue University Library works behind the scenes and is responsible for selecting, ordering, and processing materials that are added to the library collection. The Technical Services Department and the rest of the library staff want to make the process of finding the materials you need as easy and as […]

1st Appearance: Star-Lord

Star-Lord Real Name/Alias: Peter Jason Quill 1st Appearance: Marvel Preview #4, January 1976 Place of Origin: Missouri, Earth (1st Appearance claims Ohio) Profession: Superhero Affiliations: Guardians of the Galaxy, Infinity Watch, Ravagers, Shi’ar Imperial Guard, United Front Created by: Steve Englehart and Steve Gan Abilities: Expert hand-to-hand combatant Skilled marksman Flight via jet boots Utilized […]

DVD Review: “Nature’s Great Race” DVD QL754. N383 2017

If you are interested in the fascinating world of nature, you are sure to enjoy a PBS production of Nature’s Great Race. This 180 minute DVD is divided into three segments showcasing the trials and tribulations of an elephant migration (segment 1), a caribou migration (segment 2), and a zebra migration (segment 3).  In each […]

Welcome 2019, Welcome A Balanced and Organized Life!

We all know life is busy and the New Year is that time people create goals and resolutions to carry into the next year. Luckily, January has several holidays to help with that – Get a Balanced Life month and Get Organized month! While these holidays help us get in gear for the new year […]