Author Bios

Primary Authors

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Brandi Bengtson is a recent graduate from UNL. She has a B.A. in English and loves to write. Other hobbies include playing video games, embroidery, hanging with her cats, and reading. Read Posts

 

Robin BernsteinRobin Bernstein, Senior Director, Library Services, has worked at the Bellevue University Library since 1978. After receiving her M.L.S. from Emporia State in 1994, she assumed the position of Library Director, and then in March 2009, she was promoted to her current position adding the management of the Learning Assessment Center to her responsibilities. Robin thoroughly enjoys her job, is extremely passionate about her work, and is strongly committed to providing the best quality service to all. In her spare time, Robin enjoys cross-stitching, , traveling, spending time with her family, and reading. Read Posts

Colin KehmColin Kehm is Bellevue University Library’s Electronic Services Specialist. He began working at the library in February 2010, having completed UNO’s Library Science undergraduate degree program the previous year. He previously worked as a clerk for the Omaha Public Library. In his free time he enjoys catching movies at the theatre, playing board and computer games, writing, wandering used book and record stores, and listening to music. Read Posts

Jacob LeeJacob Lee is the Technical Services Assistant at the Bellevue University Library. Before coming to Bellevue University, Jacob worked as a Library Specialist, Interlibrary Loan Clerk, and Library Aide at the Omaha Public Library System. He is currently in the University of Missouri-Columbia program working toward a Masters of Library Science degree. He enjoys cheesy movies, many varieties of music, traditional and video games, fantasy/sci-fi novels, and fishing. Read Posts

CaitlinCaitlin Lombardo graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA’s in Photography and Journalism. She is currently pursuing an MLIS from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Caitlin is a circulation aide at the Bellevue University Library and in her spare time she snuggles her guinea pig, dogs and cat. She watches terrible sci-fi fantasy movies and loves soccer, baseball and swimming.

MargieMargie McCandless began working as a Reference Support Specialist for the Bellevue University Library in August 2004.  She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a BS in secondary education, and a minor in library science. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading, and visiting her six children scattered from coast to coast around the United States.  Read Posts

Allie O'ConnorAllie O’Connor is Bellevue University Library’s Document Delivery Coordinator. She joined the library staff in August, 2001, and has served the members of the Bellevue University community who do not attend on campus by sending them requested library material since that time. She is one of the members of the “Sounds of Knowledge” ensemble, which performs at our Open Houses in April and December. Allie began working in libraries in 1969, and received her undergraduate degree from Wayne State College in 1975 with a double major in history and what at the time was called educational media (library science). In her free time, Allie enjoys genealogy, traveling, researching, and watching classic movies. Read Posts

DianeDiane Osborne has worked at the Bellevue University Library since 1999, first as the Technical Services Assistant then as the Serials Specialist.  She was actively involved in the Wellness Committee at Bellevue University from 2004-2012.  Her extended family has been on a Relay for Life American Cancer Society Team since 2008.  They have been in the top three fundraising teams for Pottawattamie County, Iowa for three years.   She lives in Bellevue and has two teenage boys, Trevor and Cody, and two adorable Siamese cats. Read Posts

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Lorraine Patrick has been the Reference Services Librarian with Bellevue University since 2003 and is new to the blogging team.  She is originally from Charlottesville, Virginia and later moved to Knoxville, TN to pursue her career in Library Science.  She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Masters in Library Science and worked in Tennessee for several years before moving to Nebraska. She has a variety of interests and talents but her primary interests include: gardening, reading, playing her viola, spending time with her cats, exercising, going to church with her neighbor, and spending time with her family.  She looks forward to blogging for the Bellevue University Library on a wide variety of library-related topics.  Read Posts

Alicia RaAliciaab is a part-time circulation assistant at Bellevue University Library. She began working at the library in December 2012. She is currently working on completing her undergraduate degree in Library Science through the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In her spare time she enjoys reading, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog. Read Posts

Guest Authors

Chris Armstrong, Assistant Library Director 
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Mary Barrett, part-time circulation assistant from 2011-2016 and Reference Support Specialist 2016-present.
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Linda Black, Reference Support Specialist from 2002 – 2016
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Mike Boback, Reference Librarian and System Librarian, on staff from 2012-2013
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Matthew Colbert, Reference Instruction Librarian since 2016
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Rachael Davis, Manager, Academic Tutoring
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Chrystal Dawson, Access Services Specialist
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Pam Fanelli, Technical Services Librarian since 2016  
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Carol Gottsch, previous Test Administrator
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Barbara Haney, Interlibrary Loan/Circulation Supervisor
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Joel Hartung, Systems Librarian
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Casey Kralik, Technical Services Librarian from 2005-2015.  
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Linda Lawrence, previous Test Management Specialist
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Shelly Lee, Test Administrator
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Jessica Omer, Circulation Assistant
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Allison Schafer, Circulation Assistant
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Wendy Shirey, Manager, Test Center
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Pauline Stacchini, Reference/Instruction Librarian from March 2013-August 2014.
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Anita Wolfram, Test Administrator
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