Author Archives: Allison Schafer

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

“Oz the Great and Powerful,” a review by Allison

Oz the Great and Powerful Although prequels are not an uncommon occurrence, prequels produced 70+ years after the original movie are a very unique, and risky, undertaking. But that is exactly the challenge Disney’s new movie, “Oz the Great and Powerful,” set itself to tackle. Set before the events of the MGM classic “The Wizard of Oz,” this film chronicles how carnival magician and shyster Oscar Diggs became the great wizard and savior of the Land of Oz, and learned how to become not just a great man, but even a good one. Continue reading

A Kindness Audit: How Does Our Library Rank?

Allison - Kindness AuditWhat is a “Kindness Audit?” According to a blog post from “Mr. Library Dude,” it is an examination of your library to see how kind or welcoming it is for your patrons. As I considered performing a kindness audit for our library, I considered some questions. Is the signage positive? Is the service desk welcoming? Can patrons find their way easily? What obstacles do they encounter? I developed a list of positives and negatives in the hopes that the positives would outweigh the negatives and that the negatives would only provide opportunities for growth and change. Continue reading

Have You Checked Out Our Other Social Media Recently?

Looking for a fun way to keep in touch with all of the latest the BU Library has to offer? Check out our awesome social media offerings!

Besides all of the great articles posted on the Blog, we’ve also got Pinterest, Facebook, and a recently added Instagram account as well. We’ve got photos, infographics, surveys, articles, events, and more!

If you enjoy browsing and collecting images and connecting to videos and information on everything from health, tech, seasons, places, history, genealogy, and all things library and book-related then check out our Pinterest page. If short text updates with a picture or video relating to them are more your thing, keep in the loop with updates on current events, famous happenings, and all the latest events and updates at the library at our Facebook. Think a picture’s worth a thousand words? Check out our new Instagram account to see pictures of Bellevue’s library, its staff, patrons, and materials both past and present.