Personal Connections with the American Red Cross

 Since 1943, March has been designated as American Red Cross Month. Some current and former segments of the American Red Cross are Blood, Bone Marrow, and Tissue donation; First Aid classes; CPR classes; water safety classes (swimming lessons); disaster relief; and the many facets of Service to Military Families and Veterans. At times I have […]

The Martian, Audio Book

You may have heard of The Martian, the Golden Globe winning, Oscar-nominated movie starring Matt Damon as a NASA astronaut stranded on Mars after an accident forced his fellow crew members to make the life or death decision to leave the planet. You may not know that this critically-acclaimed movie is actually an adaptation of the […]

New LibGuides!

Take a look at these new LibGuides if you are stumped by a class assignment or need to troubleshoot a computer problem. These guides will continue to grow as we get feedback from students who need assistance. Recurring Reference Questions tackles the frequent questions the reference staff receives from patrons. Some of the topics covered […]

Ep. 12: Self-Publishing Scammers

Welcome to Episode 12 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. 12: Self-Publishing Scammers Description: In this episode, Joel and Jake explore […]

International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

  Happy International Women’s Day, everybody! There are so many women who have made not only a huge impact on my life, but on our society in general. While I could speak of powerful women in politics and business, I think it would be interesting to look at famous librarians. Much like many of us […]

Reference Department Launches Skype Sessions

The Bellevue University Library’s Reference Department has always been on the cutting edge, but now more services are offered – more than ever before!  Current services include: Online and face-to-face library instruction, informative workshops, LibGuides (which are tailor-made to provide current sources on various subjects), a Personal Librarian Program, and a very popular 24/7 Librarian Chat service.  […]

ILL Trends to Watch in 2016

*This post was revised from OCLC’s Next Blog written by Christa Starck on February 17, 2016. At least once a year, OCLC queries the WorldShare ILL database to see how the trends in interlibrary loan are developing. They count titles a little differently than other lists. Rather than splitting into fiction/nonfiction they look at loan requests vs. copy requests (loans […]

Black Women in Jazz & the Arts

Alice Coltrane. Aretha Franklin. Nina Simone. Ella Fitzgerald. Etta James. Billie Holiday (Lady Day). Millie Jackson. Lauryn Hill. Sade Adu. Minnie Riperton. Ann Peebles. Erykah Badu. The Supremes. Roberta Flack. Candi Staton. Sharon Jones. Sarah Vaughan. Nancy Wilson. Abbey Lincoln. Dinah Washington. Jeanne Lee. Elis Regina. Cassandra Wilson. Dorothy Ashby. Each a legend in their […]

Nebraska, the Land that I Love

Way back on March 1, 1867 Nebraska was admitted to the union as the 37th state.  Here we are 149 years later and our state is going strong.  I was born and raised here, but it occurred to me that not everyone knows why there is a lot to love about Nebraska.  Let’s start with […]

National Pistachio Day 2016

February 26th is National Pistachio Day! Pistachios are culinary nuts produced as seeds by the pistachio tree, which originates from Asia and the Middle East. They have been a part of human diets since nearly 7000 BC, and were known to the English-speaking world by at least the mid-1500s, though they were not popular in […]