Bet Your Life

  Set in Omaha, “the insurance capital of the Midwest,” Richard Dooling’s Bet Your Life follows insurance fraud investigator Carver Hartnett as he attempts to solve the sudden death of his friend and coworker, Lenny, after a wild night out and a mysterious online gaming session. He is aided in his search by another coworker, […]

Richard Dooling

Richard Dooling is an author, screenwriter, professor, and lawyer from Omaha, Nebraska. Born in 1954, he attended Creighton Prep High School and he received his B.A. from St. Louis University. Shortly after studying at UNMC, he began working as a respirational therapist in an intensive care unit in Clarkson Hospital. Returning from a year-long journey […]

HBR Guide to Remote Work HD2336.H37 2021

In case you are still working from home or may have to at some point, this book provides a few tips to help you develop or improve the unique set of skills you will need for remote working. The book provides the best practices, tips, and insights from a variety of experts to help with […]

Library Getting Infrastructure Upgrade

For much of the past year, the Library has been working towards a major digital infrastructure upgrade. The move to Alma, a Library Services Platform from the vendor Ex Libris, is a much needed change after more than 20 years with our current system. This project has been all-encompassing, and involves major changes to the […]

Censorship in Libraries

  It seems like every week another news story comes across our TV screens or smartphone notifications declaring that another school or public library is contemplating banning a book because of public outcry. “In 2020, more than 273 books were challenged or banned,” states an American Library Association (ALA) press release, “demands to remove books […]

1st Appearance: Baron Mordo

Baron Mordo Real Name/Alias: Baron Karl Amadeus Mordo 1st Appearance: Strange Tales #111, 1963 Place of Origin: Castle Mordo, Varf Mandra, Transylvania, Romania Profession: Sorcerer Affiliations: Servant of Dormammu, the Offenders, the Circle Sinister Partnerships: None Created by: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Abilities: Skilled martial artist Extensive knowledge of magical lore Astral projection Teleportation […]

Natural Insect Repellents

It’s that time of year when the bugs are out and biting.  If you want to enjoy your time outside and not worry about pesky insects or harmful chemicals you may be putting on yourself or your children, then you need to read this!  There are natural insect repellents that work.  Here are four all-natural homemade bug sprays that can kick […]

Schoolhouse Rock!

If you went to elementary school any time after 1973, you most likely have been greatly exposed to Schoolhouse Rock! Those catchy songs still play in many people’s heads when they multiply, recall the preamble of the constitution, how electricity works, or think of what a conjunction does.   Schoolhouse Rock! was the brain child […]

Library Instruction Sessions Prove Popular with Students

Reference Instruction Librarians Matt Colbert and Lorraine Patrick are taking reference instruction in a new direction.  For the past couple of years, Matt and Lorraine have been offering online library instruction sessions and online workshops through Zoom. Since Zoom works well across different operating systems and remains to be a stable platform for library instruction, […]