Fearful? I’m Not Afraid!

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Halloween is soon approaching and the thought of that leaves many of us afraid, very afraid. Afraid of what you ask? Well, not having the most clever costume to wear or enough candy for the trick-or-treaters.  Continue reading

How can we help you? Striving for the Best Customer Service Experience

New Student OrientationAt the Freeman/Lozier Library, we always make an effort to do our best and to give our customer the best service experience. Each of our library staff members aim to engage and improve upon the customer’s service. In events across campus, you will find us at a table or booth listing the ways the library can help our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Pictured left is Barbara Haney, Interlibrary Loan/Circulation Supervisor, talking with a student at New Student Orientation. Barbara represents the Library for each and every orientation. Her dedication to services for the library and the university are mirrored by other employees of the library as well.  Continue reading

ALA turns 138!

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What is the American Library Association?

ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world. They provide information, news, events, and resources for members, librarians, and library users.

Founding of the American Library Association

It all started during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876.  Melvil Dewey, Justin Winsor, C. A. Cutter, Samuel S. Green, James L. Whitney, Fred B. Perkins, and Thomas W. Bicknell issued a call to librarians to form a professional organization.  103 librarians, 90 men and 13 women, responded to a call for a “Convention of Librarians” to be held October 4-6 at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.   At the end of the meeting, on October 6th, they signed a charter making it ALA’s birthday.  The goal of the Association, in that resolution, was “to enable librarians to do their present work more easily and at less expense.”

ALA Activities held at Freeman/Lozier LibraryRead Poster Dr. Maya Angelou

Many of the events that we do here at the library are sponsored by ALA.  Just  recently we celebrated the freedom to read with Banned Books Week during September 21st-27th.  Then coming in April we have several ALA events including: Snapshot Day; National Library Week along with the READ posters; Money Smart Week and Preservation Week; and National Poetry Month.

Check out our Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram pages to catch all the highlights!

Let us know what you think about our ALA events in the comments.  Do you have a suggestion for an event?

If we could turn back time, what would you see?

Bellevue College, Student CenterIt was the Summer of ’86 when our campus saw new construction and a claim to hope for the future of Bellevue College. In the picture (left), the sign reads: “The Building of a Great College, Bellevue College. Dedicated to the Development of Human Potential.” In the background, the construction of the Margre H. Durham Student Center. Continue reading

Top ‘Banned Books’ coming to Library on the Go


To celebrate Banned Books Week, the Library has offered a couple of contests, one is a photo contest whereby patrons pose with their favorite banned book and the other has patrons collecting pull-tabs from “Have you seen me?” posters for a scavenger hunt. Our Instagram followers may have noticed a few selfies this week too. Library on the Go will be no exception. We, too, want to partake in the festivities by encouraging Bellevue University employees and students to check out banned or challenged books. So on Friday, September 26th, the Library on the Go team will return to the top floor of the Educational Services Building with Banned Books, best sellers, award winners, and historical works. Continue reading

Banned Books Week: The Satanic Verses

20th anniversary of the The Satanic VersesThis week is Banned Books Week. Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to restrict others’ access to reading material–during Banned Books Week, libraries the nation over celebrate the freedom to read and reaffirm opposition to censorship. Perhaps the most notorious banned book case of all time involved Salman Rushdie’s 1988 magical realist novel The Satanic Verses. Continue reading

Hispanic Heritage Month (Mes de la Herencia Hispana)


Hola! Welcome to Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration running from September 15th through October 15th.

Wait a minute! I thought a month starts on the first and not the 15th! Why does Hispanic Heritage Month go through the middle of two months??? Well, it is because of the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, which happened on September 15, 1968. The honor is carried until October 15th because Mexico, Chile and Belize, also, celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12th.    Continue reading

A Bellevue University Treasure: World War II Veteran Interviews on DVD

Most of us had or have at least one extended family member or family friend who either fought in World War II or was active here on the home front during the war. Have you been able to sit down with them and listen to their stories? For many of the World War II veterans, the people that they met and the places that they experienced formed an indelible, life-long memory. Many of them need to be coaxed initially to share these memories, but once prompted their tales take you back to the 1940s and the feelings that they had as 17 to 30-year-olds. Continue reading

Travelling Companions – GPS Apps


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Summer may be leaving us quickly but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still benefit from some assistance every now and again while traveling here, there, and everywhere. So whether you’re just hopping to the corner store and back, or experiencing a new reality through your smartphone, Global Positioning System (GPS) apps can alter the way you look at the world around you. Three, two, one, let’s jam! Continue reading

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