National Brain Teaser Month

The Ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes is celebrated today for several important contributions to the fields of physics, engineering, and astronomy. Inventor of both ‘Archimedes’ principle’ and the ‘Archimedes’ screw,’ he is more well known in popular culture as supposedly having defended Syracuse with the use of mirrors that focused sunlight onto approaching enemy ships, causing them […]

Video Review of “The Book Thief”

Do you like American war dramas?  If you do, the movie The Book Thief is for you.  Based on the bestselling book by Australian author Markus Zusak, The Book Thief caught the attention of Fox 2000 Pictures, and was made into a movie in 2013. This moving story begins on a cold wintry day in […]

Copyright Law Day

Happy New Year, everybody! Today happens to also be Copyright Law Day! Who knew? WE KNEW! It may not sound like the most exciting holiday, but it’s definitely serious business and something you really need to focus on. LET’S GET INTO IT! So, I’m not writing this to harp on you for all the torrenting […]

The New Year Awaits

Change comes with life. Whether it’s a new house, a new friendship, or nothing but writing 2016 instead of 2015, change can’t be stopped. Life seems to turn into a blur the older we get and perhaps that’s why we celebrate the New Year. Since we know we cannot change the passing of time, we […]

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 […]