Year of the Monkey!!!

When you hear “Year of the Monkey,” the first thing that might come to mind is the Chinese New Year and you would be right!  However, the Chinese New Year is better known to the Chinese as the “Spring Festival.”  I had an opportunity to sit down with some of the Chinese students attending Bellevue […]

Kanopy Database

Are you searching for new video material for a course? Perhaps you are looking for a documentary, a TV series, or a foreign language film? The Bellevue University Library has you covered with Kanopy! Kanopy is our newest film database that works a little differently from our other databases. It uses a patron-driven acquisition (PDA) […]

Ep. 11: Tech Trends for 2016

Welcome to Episode 11 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. 11: Tech Trends for 2016 Description: Joel and Jake return in […]

Hobby and Creativity Month

Even though the month is ending it is still exciting to note that January is both Hobby Month and Creativity Month! Each of these themes is a brilliant way to start the year off, as well as ways to find entertainment throughout the rest of it. There are endless options for hobbies out there, including—reading, […]

Fun Facts Found

It’s not hard to find interesting or useful facts when you crack open a book in the library.  Let’s see what fun facts Joel found when he browsed through the Reference stacks. Ranches and farmland cover more than 95 percent of Nebraska’s landscape; that is more than any other state.  And yet, Nebraska is part […]

Never Forget…

International Holocaust Remembrance or Memorial Day is observed on January 27th, which coincides with Auschwitz Liberation Day.  The European Union and United Nations designated January 27th to commemorate all forms of Nazi persecution and any genocides taken place around the world, and has since been recognized by many other countries, such as Germany, Greece, Italy, […]

Nebraska History News

 The Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln, Nebraska, offers two quarterly publications. Nebraska History is the larger of the two, and was reviewed in Volume 2, Issue 3   of this newsletter in the summer of 1999. That review can be found on page 3 of that issue.  The other offering is Nebraska History News, a […]

Imagination is the Creation of Magic

Fantasy and Science Fiction are those ideas taken from the imagination and shared with others. This month celebrated several birthdays of fantasy and science fiction authors. In honor of the authors that create worlds for us to explore and characters to relate to, our Themed Book Display in the library is Science Fiction and Fantasy […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Happy MLK Jr. Day! This is a holiday that reminds us of the contributions and sacrifices of not only Dr. King, but all the others who helped contribute to the Civil Rights movement in the United States.  Dr. King’s passion in his message, belief in the greater ethics of mankind, and faith in non-violent protest […]