Author Bios

Primary Authors

Brandi

Brandi Bengtson, Electronic Services Specialist- Web, graduated from UNL in 2013 with a B.A. in English. As of 2017, she is working on her Masters of Library Science Degree at Mizzou Online. She finds writing to be therapeutic as well as enlightening. Reading stories helps her transport her mind into the lands within books and explore the possibilities of reality. Through her blogs, she hopes to bring some humor as well as knowledge to her readers.  Her other hobbies include playing as many forms of Zelda she can get her hands on, embroidery, cosplaying her favorite characters, and pretending to be a Disney princess,  (dresses included). 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

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, and currently as the Technical Services Specialist.  She is actively involved in the Wellness Committee at Bellevue University from 2004-2012; 2017-present.  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 twenty + year old 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 

 

Guest Authors

Chris Armstrong, Assistant Library Director since 2002. Read Posts

Mary Barrett, part-time Circulation Assistant from 2011-2016 and Reference Support Specialist 2016-present. Read Posts

Linda Black, Reference Support Specialist on staff from 2002 – 2016. Read Posts

Mike Boback, Reference Librarian and System Librarian on staff from 2012-2013. Read Posts

Matthew Colbert, Reference Instruction Librarian since 2016. Read Posts

Rachael Davis, Manager, Academic Tutoring Read Posts

Chrystal Dawson, Access Services Specialist and then Access Services Administrator since 2001. Read Posts

Pam Fanelli, Technical Services Librarian since 2016  Read Posts

Carol Gottsch, previous Test Administrator Read Posts

Barbara Haney, Interlibrary Loan/Circulation Supervisor from 1994-2017
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Joel Hartung, Systems Librarian since 2013. Read Posts

Megan Heese, Library Media/Acquisition Specialist since 2017. Read Posts

Casey Kralik, Technical Services Librarian from 2005-2015.  Read Posts

Linda Lawrence, previous Test Management Specialist Read Posts

Margie McCandless, Reference Support Specialist since August 2004.    Read Posts

Jacob Lee Technical Services Assistant from 2012-2017. Read Posts

Shelly Lee, Test Administrator Read Posts

Caitlin Lombardo, Circulation Aide from 2015-2017. Read Posts

Jessica Omer, Circulation Assistant since 2009.  Read Posts

Alicia Raab, part-time Circulation Assistant since December 2012.  Read Posts

Eric Saxon, Electronic Services Specialist-Web since 2017. Read Posts

Allison Schafer, Circulation Assistant since 2010.  Read Posts

Wendy Shirey, Manager, Test Center Read Posts

Pauline Stacchini, Reference/Instruction Librarian from March 2013-August 2014.
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Anita Wolfram, Test Administrator Read Posts