Reference Websites

You may have noticed that the Reference Websites page received a facelift.  Well, this site is now a LibGuide, rather than a website.  With this change from a website to a LibGuide, it is much faster and easier to update the reference websites information and links because the changes are instantaneous. If you are unfamiliar […]

Read any good inventions lately?

Get set to invent everybody because May is National Inventor’s Month! It’s pretty awesome to think about how every gadget, gizmo, and thing-a-ma-bob there has ever been, (not to mention all the whoozits and whatzits galore that are out there) were invented by regular people. How cool is that? Being the literary nerd that I […]

Take Time to Visit a Museum Today

International Museum Day began 39 years ago to promote the value of museums in society’s development and the exchange of ideas around the globe.  It is celebrated each year on May 18th, with a new theme.  The 2016 theme is “Museums and Cultural Landscapes.”  Over 145 countries participate in the event encompassing more than 35,000 […]

Database Data – My Heritage

For some of our younger patrons, researching your family history and compiling genealogical information may not necessarily be a hobby you enjoy or something that interests you; however, many of our older students and community users do take an interest in genealogy.  Thankfully, the Nebraska Library Commission has given us access to the MyHeritage database […]

Military Resources

In the month of May we celebrate a couple of military themed days.  We have Armed Forces Day on the 21st and Memorial Day on the 30th.       I have listed several books below to help you get into a military frame of mind and find out more about the men and women […]

Did You Know? – Spring Happenings

The Freeman/Lozier Library is always changing to keep up with the latest trends and services to offer you our best.  Our More Than Books newsletter has a “Did You Know” section that keeps you informed about the changes that have taken place in the library.  Here is the latest news: Online real-time Library Instruction sessions are being tested?  For […]

Choose Privacy Week 2016

Every year, from May 1st – 7th, the American Library Association celebrates Choose Privacy Week. Libraries’ defense of privacy is a cornerstone of the ALA’s Library Bill of Rights, and Choose Privacy Week is the ALA’s annual reaffirmation of their belief in ‘resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.’ However, the ALA […]

To Protect the Earth From Devastation

As this week has definitely proven – storm season has started and flowers are beginning to show signs of life. Thus has begun gardening season! That’s what this month is – National Gardening Month. Of course, this month also has a day to celebrate the Earth and how to help the Earth grow and prosper. […]

Ep. 13: Harper Lee and the Mystery of the Manuscript

Welcome to Episode 13 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. 13: Harper Lee and the Mystery of the Manuscript Description: Joel and […]

Save Your Stuff and Pass it On!

Preservation Week is here to help you “save your stuff and pass it on!”  Did you know that in 2005 the first comprehensive national survey of the condition and preservation needs of the nation’s collections reported that U.S. institutions hold more than 4.8 billion items. Libraries alone hold 3 billion items (63% of the whole). A treasure […]