2019 Library on the Go Experiments

The Library on the Go initiative was established during the summer of 2014 to enable Bellevue University staff and faculty members to check out library materials without visiting the library. One Friday a month, a library team takes 60 – 80 items and two iPads to the upper lobby of the ESB over the lunch hour. Staff and faculty members are invited to check out any of these items in that location. They are introduced to different genres (mysteries, fantasy, adventure, banned books, romances, etc.) in different formats (audio books, DVDs, books, kindles). New arrivals, best sellers, and award winners are offered each month.

During the summer of 2018, a Library on the Go committee was formed to reconsider and possibly update the procedures for LOTG. The committee decided to experiment with offering the monthly session at different locations and trying a different time.

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Aquatic Mammals Journal Review

Aquatic Mammals is the oldest peer-reviewed journal publishing papers on marine mammal science, studies of wild and captive animals, population dynamics, animal behavior, anatomy, taxonomy, and conservation, and veterinary medicine. It is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the European Association for Aquatic Mammals (EAAM), the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), and the International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA).

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National Decorating Month

Image result for decoratingWith spring often comes the desire to do spring cleaning. This can also come with the desire to update your wardrobe, your garden, or decorations around your house. However, life always gets in the way and whether it’s due to time or money, re-decorating isn’t easy. Especially when there are so many ways to go about decorating. It can depend on whether or not you want a wreath or a sign on your door. It can vary depending on if you’re in a house, an apartment, or a mobile home. While it’s not necessary to decorate, it can be fun, and can bring you joy seeing the updated look of your home. Continue reading

New Kindles!!!

The Bellevue University Library has revamped the Kindle lending program. The library’s collection of devices now includes two Fire 7 tablets and one Kindle Paperwhite ereader. These new devices replace the outdated 5th generation Kindle e-readers the library had been lending.

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1st Appearance: Black Widow

Black Widow

Real Name/Alias: Natalia Alianovna Romanova (Natasha Romanoff), Natalie Rushman, Laura Matthers, Mary, Farrell, Oktober, Yelelna Belova, Madame Natasha

1st Appearance: Tales of Suspense #52, April 1964

Place of Origin: Russia (USSR)

Profession: Villain, Superhero, Secret Agent

Affiliations: S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers, Champions, KGB, Marvel Knights, Mighty Avengers, Lady Liberators, Thunderbolts, Secret Avengers, Heroes for Hire

Partnerships: Captain America, Daredevil, Hawkeye, Winter Soldier

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Please Pass the Pecans

If you find yourself snacking more and are looking for ways to select healthy and delicious snacks, you will be happy to know that the NPSA (The National Pecan Shellers Association) has designated April as National Pecan Month.  During this entire month, the NPSA encourages all children and adults to consider snacking on pecans as a way to “pack a nutritious punch” to their daily diets.

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Golden Rule Week

When I was growing up, I had one common motto for my life known as the “Golden Rule.” My parents must have taught me it at an early age because I still live by it today.  As defined by Merriam-Webster, the Golden Rule is a rule of ethical conduct referring to Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31: (in the Bible) do to others as you would have them do to you.  Another definition of the Golden Rule is: A basic principle that should always be followed to ensure success in general or in a particular activity.  I think we all want to be successful, right? So, I believe it is important to have something to live by to guide you when you make decisions.

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Did You Know? Spring 2019

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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