Ep. 10: Fair Use, Copyright, and the Artist Currently Known as Prince

Welcome to Episode 10 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. 10: Fair Use, Copyright, and the Artist Currently Known as Prince […]

Find a Grave Website: a Family History Cooperative Effort

In my blog post on November 17, I mentioned the Find a Grave online resource, which is available to members of the Bellevue University community at no cost. In this post, I’ll show how much initial information you can gather from this source. Let’s say that you have been working for some time on your […]

Fire the Pretty Girl, Book Review

The title alone should tell you that “Fire the Pretty Girl” is no ordinary dry business success story. Entertaining, engaging, and thoroughly readable from the first sentence, where John Morton laments, “If she wasn’t so pretty, I wouldn’t have fired her,” it follows his nontraditional and ultimately successful journey through the business world. He tells […]

Welcome to the New Library Website!

As you have likely noticed by now, the Library has a new website! The possibility of developing a new Library website has been the topic of discussion internally for several years, particularly within the last two or three, as we began to notice rapidly changing web-design trends in both the commercial and academic worlds. Inspired […]

National Bill of Rights Day

Tomorrow is National Bill of Rights day, in which we celebrate the first ten amendments to the constitution that gives us so many rights as Americans. So, we here at Bellevue University will celebrate National Bill of Rights Day in our own way by celebrating the Library Bill of Rights set forth by the American […]

Read a New Book Month

Feel like an adventure this month? How about a thriller, a biography, or maybe something else altogether? December is Read a New Book Month and no matter what you’re interested in, it is the perfect opportunity to go out and search for a new favorite. Read a New Book Month provides the chance to wind […]

Take to the Skies!

November was Aviation History Month and I think it’s a subject that really takes off. Aviation history takes course over the span of more than two thousand years and begins with lighter-than-air crafts and slowly works its way to heavier-than-air crafts.   The earliest recorded attempts of flight revolved around tower jumping, a rather ridiculous and […]

Employee Learning Week

Employee Learning Week is an annual, nationwide event that typically takes place during the first full work week of December–which this year is December 7th-11th. Championed by the Association for Talent Development, Employee Learning Week is, according to ATD’s website, ‘an awareness campaign highlighting the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results.’ The Association […]

New Online Library Walkthrough

Welcome to Bellevue University’s New Online Library. The online library is your one-stop shop for academic research. This short video will give you a quick overview of the features and search tools available at our new website, including the new multi-search tool, 24/7 Librarian chat features, and improved navigation. Library Website Tutorial from Bellevue University on […]

2015 Literary Anniversaries: Part 2

Be sure to check out Part 1 first! 150 years ago: Now considered to be the defining masterpiece of the literary nonsense genre, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland debuted in 1865 to lackluster reviews, with most of the praise directed towards John Tenniel’s now iconic illustrations rather than Lewis Carroll’s story. Nonetheless, within 40 years of […]