Read a New Book Month

BAL40890December is Read a New Book Month, and I’m curious… How do you go about finding new books to read? Could we exchange strategies? It’s so easy to fall into the too-comfortable habit of simply rereading books that I already know that I enjoy, and it can be quite the struggle to force myself to look outside my comfort zone (or even within it to books I haven’t read yet) for something new. Continue reading

Ep. 19: The Disinformation Age – Fake News and Social Media

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 19 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. 19: The Disinformation Age

Description:  Joel and Jake are back  to discuss the rising problem of fake news, misinformation, and disinformation on social media. Learn how to protect yourself from deceptive practices. 

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BRUIN Thanksgiving

happy-thanksgivingThe Thanksgiving holiday is the one day of the year that is purely American.  Typically, families and friends gather together for a special meal with lots of delicious food (turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, vegetables, and a variety of delicious desserts).  Offices and retail stores are closed for the day and grocery stores typically close early.  The traditions on Thanksgiving are just as unique as every American family. Typically, families will watch football and parades on TV, but some families prefer to eat around midday and go to the movies. Continue reading

Build Your Family Tree and Watch Your True Story Emerge

hillcrestOn Wednesday, November 9, Allie O’Connor and Barbara Haney met some of the residents at the Hillcrest Country Estates Grand Lodge during a workshop to share tips on how to use some of the Bellevue University Library’s sources to research personal genealogy. This was our first visit, and two of our aims were to find out how much family information those who came have already gathered, and whether they are using print or electronic format to store their information. Fourteen of the residents attended.. Continue reading

Game Studies LibGuide

game-studiesA fun way to learn, build skills, and interact with others is through games. Games can also serve as a great way to broaden your horizons as a career, or, even just a hobby. That is why the Bellevue University Library’s LibGuide on Game Studies is such a fantastic resource! Continue reading

1001 films you should see before you die at BU Library

imag01942There are a series of books called “The 1001 _____ you should _____ before you die.” This can be movies, TV shows, books, songs, video games, etc.  Well, based on this wikia page, I wanted to see how many of these films that our students here at Bellevue University have access to through either our physical collection or our streaming collection. Below is our full list with links to each of the 300+ films that you have access to through our library collection. I know, right?! Who knew we had so many great films available? Continue reading

I Love to Write Day

love-to-write-dayI Love to Write Day was created in 2002 by Delaware-based author, John Riddle. Riddle has been writing for the past thirty years and has written a total of 34 books so far. When asked why he decided to create a day dedicated to the love he and many other people have for writing, he said, “My goal for I Love To Write Day is to have people of all ages spend time writing. They can write a poem, a love letter, a greeting card, an essay, a short story, start a novel, finish a novel…the possibilities are endless.” Continue reading