When we think of inventions and inventors, we often think of Edison and his (non-original) light bulb, or Tesla and A/C electricity (at least I do). We forget that modern inventions are much more than “slap-chops” and “ostrich pillows” made to alleviate daily frustrations. Technological inventions that have no tangible creation can be kind of hard to call inventions; yet, there is one that has made an undeniable impact on libraries – eBooks! So, let’s learn something about their creator: Michael S. Hart. Continue reading
You may have noticed that the Reference Websites page received a facelift. Well, this site is now a LibGuide, rather than a website. With this change from a website to a LibGuide, it is much faster and easier to update the reference websites information and links because the changes are instantaneous. Continue reading
Get set to invent everybody because May is National Inventor’s Month! It’s pretty awesome to think about how every gadget, gizmo, and thing-a-ma-bob there has ever been, (not to mention all the whoozits and whatzits galore that are out there) were invented by regular people. How cool is that? Being the literary nerd that I am, I’m going to take this opportunity to talk about when a few literary genres were “invented” and by whom. Continue reading
International Museum Day began 39 years ago to promote the value of museums in society’s development and the exchange of ideas around the globe. It is celebrated each year on May 18th, with a new theme. The 2016 theme is “Museums and Cultural Landscapes.” Over 145 countries participate in the event encompassing more than 35,000 museums. Participation among museums is increasing and many now offer free admission. Continue reading
For some of our younger patrons, researching your family history and compiling genealogical information may not necessarily be a hobby you enjoy or something that interests you; however, many of our older students and community users do take an interest in genealogy. Thankfully, the Nebraska Library Commission has given us access to the MyHeritage database for libraries, aptly named MyHeritage Library Edition. Continue reading
In the month of May we celebrate a couple of military themed days. We have Armed Forces Day on the 21st and Memorial Day on the 30th.
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: Continue reading
Every year, from May 1st – 7th, the American Library Association celebrates Choose Privacy Week. Libraries’ defense of privacy is a cornerstone of the ALA’s Library Bill of Rights, and Choose Privacy Week is the ALA’s annual reaffirmation of their belief in ‘resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.’ Continue reading
As this week has definitely proven – storm season has started and flowers are beginning to show signs of life. Thus has begun gardening season!
That’s what this month is – National Gardening Month. Of course, this month also has a day to celebrate the Earth and how to help the Earth grow and prosper. Earth Day was April 22nd and while it has passed, there are still many ways to keep our awareness alive each day.
Welcome to Episode 13 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. 13: Harper Lee and the Mystery of the Manuscript
Description: Joel and Jake discuss the controversy surrounding the publishing of Go Set a Watchman and the strange decisions of the Harper Lee estate.
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