McDonald’s in our Archives!

Recently library staff discovered that we hold in our archives a video interview featuring McDonald’s co-founder Richard (Dick) McDonald, whom video footage of is rare. This interview existed in two copies, both VHS tapes dating from 1992, and was the work of student Tom Dolly and Dr. Judd Patton. In addition to the interview, the video includes background information on the history of McDonald’s, as well as a segment where Dick McDonald is informed that he will be receiving an honorary doctorate from Bellevue College.

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Getting to Know… Joel Hartung, Assistant Directory, Library Systems

Hi Joel–going to have to start at the same place we have for nearly everyone else thus far: why do you work in a library? I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather work than in a library. I love libraries. Growing up, I spent so much time every summer in the public library, voraciously devouring books (figuratively, not literally). I used to read so much in grade school that I would get in trouble for reading in class. My teacher would actually take books away from me. Imagine that. I worked part-time in a library all through college, never realizing it would eventually become my career. I’m very happy I had that opportunity. Continue reading

Ep. 32: Comicsgate, or: How I Learned to Stop Arguing Online and Love Constructive Criticism

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 31 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. 32: Comicsgate, or: How I Learned to Stop Arguing Online and Love Constructive Criticism

Description:  Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast! In this episode Joel and Colin gingerly approach the topic of the Comicsgate internet movement, the latest in a series of similar online cultural firestorms to do with diversity in entertainment and art. In an effort to not get too down at the prospect of having to discuss the sorry state that much online conversation exists in, they try to keep things positive by offering advice on how to be a reasonable, responsible, and respectful consumer of mass-market entertainment.

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1st Appearance: Loki


Real Name/Alias: Loki Laufeyson

1st Appearance: Journey into Mystery #85, October 1962

Place of Origin: Jotunheim, Asgard

Profession: God of Lies and Mischief, God of Evil

Affiliations: Acts of Vengeance, Cabal

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Did You Know? Fall 2018 Edition


The Freeman/Lozier Library is always changing to keep up with the latest trends and services to offer you our best.  Our More Than Books newsletter has a “Did You Know” section that keeps you informed about the changes that have taken place in the library.  Here is the latest news from that newsletter:

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Does Anyone Know this is Mystery Series Week?

Did you know that October 1 – 7 has been designated as Mystery Series Week?  I certainly didn’t! One source that I read said that one of the small American independent publishers, Purple Moon Press, decided to proclaim the first full week in October to honor fictional crime solvers who consistently close the case.

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It’s National Arts & Humanities Month

Every October, millions of Americans are given the opportunity to explore the importance of the arts and humanities in our lives and communities.  As we embark upon “National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM), cities and towns are organizing innovative activities and events celebrating the impact the arts.  One such campaign is via Instagram requiring people to #showYourArt2018 by posting daily themes. Today’s theme (October 3rd) is to post the word “art,” which the Bellevue University Library has done.  Other suggestions can be found at Continue reading

Apples are Amazing

October is National Apple Month. It was originally a one week celebration, National Apple Week created by the U.S. Apple Association in 1904.  In 1996, they expanded to National Apple Month.  It is easy to see why when you read on and find out why apples are amazing! Continue reading