Daring Sword Fights, Magic Spells, a Prince in Disguise!

We all know how fairy tales start – “Once Upon a Time” or “A long long time ago”. Every lover of books has that one story they memorize by heart, they know each twist and turn of the page. To those who enjoy the way words glide off the page to make a world there’s […]

Bed Bugs in a Library?

This year the Bellevue University Library Staff celebrated its 20th year offering a Professional Growth Day for library staff. The day provided an opportunity for Library Staff to come together and present for 10 minutes each on a library-related topic.  This year, Professional Growth Day was on Wednesday March 8, 2017. The  presentation that I […]

Collection Mapping

At the Freeman Lozier Library, we always strive to bring you the absolute best materials for your area of study.  In an attempt to locate new and engaging materials for your research, the Technical Services Department has been slowly developing a new method to streamline how your professors make selections for their respective departments. We […]

Need a Good Laugh???

Have you ever heard the phrase “Laughter is the Best Medicine?”  Well, according to some studies, laughter produces chemicals in our bodies that relieve stress and enhance one’s physical and mental health and that positive thinking can help people heal from illnesses.  If that holds true, then laughter is a good thing and what better […]

The 2nd Shift Librarian

For many of us in the work force today to get full employment we have to have to work a shift that is not the traditional standby of 8-5 that dominates the work cycle. Some of us have to work a job that begins in the early afternoon and ends before midnight. For librarians we […]

Ep. 22: The Maker Movement

Welcome to Episode 22 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. 22: The Maker Movement Description: Jake and Joel are back again with a […]

National Library Week 2017

This week is National Library Week, and we are hosting events all week long to celebrate! Keep reading for a summary of everything going on at the Library this week. Library Open House: Wednesday, April 12: 2:00-3:30 pm.   University staff and faculty are invited to come to the Library and enjoy live music and refreshments, […]

Ready, Set, Grow!

The weather has been unpredictable all across the country this year, but nothing says Spring like April!  Fittingly, April is National Garden Month – a perfect time to get back out to the soil and get things growing again. National Garden Month is a fairly new celebration. It began as a mere week in 1987 […]


Are you having issues understanding the rules of APA documentation style? Does completing your References page for every research paper seem like more work than doing the actual research and writing?  If that is the case, the Bellevue University Library has the answer, the citation manager NoodleTools. NoodleTools helps you organize your citations by creating […]

Stress! What Can You Do About It???

STRESS!!!  We all could probably raise our hands and say that we have it and know that it is not a good thing.  Did you know that 1/3 of Americans believe they are living with extreme stress- and most feel it’s taking a toll on their home and work life!  That’s horrible, but what can […]