National Rebuild Your Life Month

Are you happy with your life as it is right now? Have you thought about taking a class? learning a new skill? changing your career? Rebuild Your Life Month is observed each year in June and it allows people to take a moment to reflect on the way they’re living their lives. It is never too late to start living the life you have always wanted to. This could mean changing careers, taking a sabbatical, changing your education path, etc. As long as you believe in your dreams and follow what makes you happy, you can rebuild your life. Rebuild Your Life Month is the perfect way to start doing just that if you’ve been putting your life plans on the back-burner.

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What is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is one of those holidays that many Americans don’t know the significance about how it came about. They just know it is the last Monday in May that they get off of work and that it signals the start of the summer season.  It means so much more than that.

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New Nursing and Mental Health Databases Now Available!


The Library is pleased to announce the addition of three new database resources, now available for Bellevue University students, staff, and faculty.

Films on Demand Nursing Core Collection

This collection is designed not only to help nursing students excel in their studies and pass licensure exams, but also to prepare them for long-term job success in an increasingly complex health care system. It features titles from trusted producers such as Medcom-Trainex, Elsevier, Cengage Learning/Concept Media, Classroom Productions, Inc., NEVCO, Wolters Kluwer Health, Institute for Professional Care Education/Medifecta, PESI, Inc., and others.

Films on Demand Nursing Current Concepts and Practices Collection

This collection is a companion collection to the Nursing Core Collection. Titles feature copyrights only within the past five years and are from trusted producers such as Classroom Productions, Inc.; Medcom-Trainex; Elsevier; Cambridge Educational; Medivision; Nevco Educational Video Inc.; and others.

ProQuest Mental Health and Wellbeing Ebook Collection

This is a specially curated collection of high-demand titles on psychology research, personal wellbeing and self-help. This collection brings the latest, most relevant psychology research and mental health ebooks in one place and helps promote student wellbeing and self-care skills.

All three database resources are available now via the Library’s A to Z Database list. Find them on the “Databases” landing page, under the Find drop-down menu on the Library’s website!

The Rise of Streaming

Streaming services are abundant and everywhere you look—your television, your mobile devices, and in stores.  Chances are if you are watching movies, television shows, or listening to music, you are doing so through a streaming service.  Streaming is such a part of our everyday life, it is only fitting that there is a day to celebrate it and May 20th is that day.  Roku actually founded this day in 2014 to celebrate their 10th anniversary in business. 

Streaming actually began on September 5, 1995, when ESPN streamed a live radio broadcast of the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners baseball game.  However, the streaming industry catapulted when Netflix began producing original content in 2013.  Yes, there were previous attempts to gain viewers, such as the introduction of YouTube in 2005 and Hulu introducing their site enlisting NBC as one of their first content providers in 2008.  The presence of live streaming capabilities within social media apps, such as Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Pinterest, now renders it easier to watch anytime anywhere. 

This technology continues to reach new highs and there is no sign of slowing down.  Cable subscriptions hover around 76 million, while subscribers to streaming services totals around 113 million.  On average, 85% of American households subscribe to at least one streaming service and spend approximately $75 per month.  In 2022, Americans streamed over 19.4 Streaming is big business!  The Walt Disney Company spent approximately 33 billion to create original content on their services (Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+) and Amazon spent 16 billion on their programming. 

In honor of “National Streaming Day” many services are offering deals if you subscribe now.  So, enjoy this day by subscribing to a streaming service, spend time with friends by inviting them over to watch a streaming show, or start your watchlist of programs and/or movies you want to see.  Regardless of what you choose to do this day, you are most likely going to be using some type of streaming service.  In addition, to those already mentioned, here is an assortment of options to get you started:









Did You Know Spring 2023

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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Chronicle of Higher Education Database

The Chronicle of Higher Education is a comprehensive resource for new information and jobs for college and university faculty and administrators. The database contains a fully searchable archive of articles published since September 1989. It appears weekly during the academic year and less frequently from May through August and during December.   There are 43 issues published every year. The database is an excellent resource to those conducting research on higher education.

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With the rise in outdoor temperatures, one is sure to enjoy a glass of lemonade on National Lemonade Day, which is celebrated on the first Sunday in May.  Not only is National Lemonade Day a day to celebrate a time to enjoy a refreshing glass of lemonade, but more importantly, it is a day to give youth an opportunity to experience the taste of success.

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I Have a Poem the Size of the Moon

State Poet Matt Mason’s collection, I Have a Poem the Size of the Moon, presents the Midwest he loves, and the one forgotten by time. His poems are infused with humor and sadness at they way things were and how they are now. Equal parts longing for the simpler times and thumbing his nose at the nostalgic, Mason reflects on the advancement of society in a state where it is possible to see the modern and the simple abut.

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