Year of the Monkey!!!

Spring FestivalWhen you hear “Year of the Monkey,” the first thing that might come to mind is the Chinese New Year and you would be right!  However, the Chinese New Year is better known to the Chinese as the “Spring Festival.”  I had an opportunity to sit down with some of the Chinese students attending Bellevue University to get their perspective on celebrating the Spring Festival in the United States for the very first time…  Continue reading

Kanopy Database


Are you searching for new video material for a course? Perhaps you are looking for a documentary, a TV series, or a foreign language film? The Bellevue University Library has you covered with Kanopy!

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Ep. 11: Tech Trends for 2016

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 11 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. 11: Tech Trends for 2016

Description: Joel and Jake return in the new year with another episode on the latest from the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show. Discussing all the big trends for this coming year, as well as all the ridiculous gadgets that come with every CES, the hosts drill down to the real question on everyone’s mind: how does this effect libraries?

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Hobby and Creativity Month

300_1830727-WEven though the month is ending it is still exciting to note that January is both Hobby Month and Creativity Month! Each of these themes is a brilliant way to start the year off, as well as ways to find entertainment throughout the rest of it. Continue reading

Fun Facts Found

Fun Facts 3It’s not hard to find interesting or useful facts when you crack open a book in the library.  Let’s see what fun facts Joel found when he browsed through the Reference stacks. Continue reading

Never Forget…

InterRobin- Guard Postnational Holocaust Remembrance or Memorial Day is observed on January 27th, which coincides with Auschwitz Liberation Day.  The European Union and United Nations designated January 27th to commemorate all forms of Nazi persecution and any genocides taken place around the world, and has since been recognized by many other countries, such as Germany, Greece, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, just to name a few.

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Imagination is the Creation of Magic

Sci Fi Fantasy Month 2Fantasy and Science Fiction are those ideas taken from the imagination and shared with others. This month celebrated several birthdays of fantasy and science fiction authors. In honor of the authors that create worlds for us to explore and characters to relate to, our Themed Book Display in the library is Science Fiction and Fantasy Month. Continue reading

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Happy MLK Jr. Day! This is a holiday that reminds us of the contributions and sacrifices of not only Dr. King, but all the others who helped contribute to the Civil Rights movement in the United States.  Dr. King’s passion in his message, belief in the greater ethics of mankind, and faith in non-violent protest are what make him such an important figure in American history. Today, I would like to highlight some of the best materials that the Freeman/Lozier library owns on Dr. King. Continue reading

Collection Mapping

qa section

If you have been browsing our mathematics collections recently, which would be around the “QA’s” if you know the Library of Congress call numbers, you may have noticed a slight reduction in the number of books on the shelf. This is due to one of our new Strategic Planning initiatives to provide a better process for weeding materials and determining collection gaps and overlap. While the library never removes books from the collection in a hap-hazard fashion, there is a definite need in our collection to take a more objective approach when it comes to retaining or removing the books that we keep on the shelf. Continue reading