Author Archives: Barbara Haney

New Arrivals for Summer 2017

SummerWe have received the following titles in the last quarter.

Interested?

Check them out!

List compiled by Barbara Haney.

 

Sum 2017 #1101 Smart Questions to Ask On Your Interview HF5549.5.I6 F757 2016
Capturing Our Stories: An Oral History of Librarianship in Transition Z720.A4 S65 2017
The Giraffe: Biology, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior QL737.U56 S56 2016
Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History DVD UB373.D438 2015
Addiction in the Family: What Every Counselor Needs to Know RC564.K464 2016

Sum 2017 #2Succeeding as a Political Executive: 50 Insights From Experience JK723.E9 L38 2016
Play Anything: The Pleasure of Limits, the Uses of Boredom, and the Secret of Games
BF408.B566 2016
Education and Social Media: Toward a Digital Future LB1044.87.E28 2016
Cyberbullying and the Wild, Wild Web: What Everyone Needs to Know HV6773.15.C92 H58 2017
A School of Our Own: The Story of the First Student-Run High School and a New Vision for American Education  LA306.G74 L48 2016

Sum 2017 #3How Science Works: Evolution: The Nature of Science & The Science of Nature QH366.2.E5355 2016
Man Vs. Mathematics: Understanding the Curious Mathematics That Power Our World QA8.4.R48 2016
Life as Sport: What Top Athletes Can Teach You About How to Win in Life BF637.S8 F3 2016
Enter the Drones: The FAA and UAVs in America UG1242.D7 C37 2016
Sleeping Your Way to the Top: How to Get the Sleep You Need to Succeed QP425.C73 2016

Sum 2017 #4

The Toyota Way to Service Excellence: Lean Transformation in Service Organizations
HD9710.J34 L55 2016
Representative American Speeches, 2015-2016 PS668.2.R48 2016
Brave Hearts: Indian Women of the Plains E78.G73 A37 2017
Defeating ISIS: Who They Are, How They Fight, What They Believe HV6433.I722 N36 2016
Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World ML421.B4 L39 2016

Sum 2017 #5Mastering Online Genealogy CS21.Q55 2016
People F1rst Leadership: How the Best Leaders Use Culture and Emotion to Drive Unprecedented Results HM1261.B753 2017
The Huawei Way: Lessons From an International Tech Giant on Driving Growth by Focusing on Never-Ending Innovation HD9696.A3 C5925 2017
Writing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day PE1112.O45 2016
Renew Yourself: A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work HF5381.H35 2017

Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than BooksV. 20 No. 3, Summer 2017.

The Nest: Book Review

nestThe Nest” is a story about the power of family, the ways we depend upon one another, and the ways we let one another down. In this entertaining, sometimes funny, and well written book, the author, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to show what money can do to relationships, what can happen to our ambitions over time, and the unbreakable ties we share with those we love. Continue reading

Mobile Circulation: Wherever you are!

Barbara Haney

“You are now free to move about the library.” This quote was taken from the SirsiDynix website on their new product, MobileCirc. According to their website, MobileCirc “frees you to move around your library and your community with streamlined circulation, inventory, and shelving features in a lightweight mobile application.” On February 5th, I presented at the 17th annual library professional growth day on how our library plans to use this new software for mobile circulation.  Continue reading

Spring New Student Orientation

In just a few days the Spring 2013 New Student Orientation (NSO) will begin; it is always an exciting time for us when we welcome new students to our campus! We have two on-campus orientation sessions planned that will take place on the Garden level of the new John B. Muller Administrative Services Building. The first session will be held on Thursday March 7, 2013 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm and the second session will be held on Friday March 8, 2013 from 8:30 am – 11:00 am. To add to the enjoyment of the campus sessions food will be served: dinner will be available on Thursday evening and breakfast on Friday morning.

We recognize that going to college is a new and exciting time in the lives of students and we are looking forward to orienting them to their new life at Bellevue University. Whether they are a first year student, a transfer student, or an International student, NSO will be an exciting experience where students can get ready for both in-class and out-of-classroom experiences. New students will also have the opportunity to meet current students and our staff and faculty members.

The library staff will also be available on Thursday evening and Friday morning to answer questions and to offer ‘virtual tours’ of the library. If you’ll be attending NSO, please stop by our table and learn how we can help you make your journey through college a successful one. You will be amazed with the amount of resources and services that are available to you!

Campus tours will also be available at specific times throughout the sessions to help acclimate new students to the Bellevue University campus. If you’re attending, this will be a great opportunity for you to take a tour of the library and meet more of our friendly staff. Please, stop by and see your library!

To accommodate our students’ busy schedules there will also be an orientation available online. The Online New Student Orientation LibGuide is available for viewing on the BRUIN Experience homepage at http://www.bellevue.eduBarb and Allison/current-students/bruin-experience.aspx

Please note that if you attend you’ll be able to enter for a chance to win a $1000.00 tuition certificate to go towards your classes!

Fall New Student Orientation

In just a few days the Fall 2012 New Student Orientation (NSO) will begin; it is always an exciting time for us when we welcome new students to our campus! We have two on-campus orientation sessions planned that will take place on the Garden level of the new John B. Muller Administrative Services Building. The first session will be held on Thursday August 23, 2012 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm and the second session will be held on Friday August 24, 2012 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. To add to the enjoyment of the campus sessions food will be served: dinner will be available on Thursday evening and lunch on Friday afternoon.

We recognize that going to college is a new and exciting time in the lives of students and we are looking forward to orienting them to their new life at Bellevue University. Whether they are a first year student, a transfer student, or an International student, NSO will be an exciting experience where students can get ready for both in-class and out-of-classroom experiences. New students will also have the opportunity to meet current students and our staff and faculty members.

The library staff will also be available on Thursday evening and Friday morning to answer questions and to offer ‘virtual tours’ of the library. If you’ll be attending NSO, please stop by our table and learn how we can help you make your journey through college a successful one. You will be amazed with the amount of resources and services that are available to you!

Campus tours will also be available at specific times throughout the sessions to help acclimate new students to the Bellevue University campus. If you’re attending, this will be a great opportunity for you to take a tour of the library and meet more of our friendly staff. Please, stop by and see your library!

To accommodate our students’ busy schedules there will also be an orientation available online this year. The Online New Student Orientation LibGuide is available for viewing on the BRUIN Experience homepage at http://www.bellevue.edu/current-students/bruin-experience.aspx

Please note that if you attend you’ll be able to enter for a chance to win a $1,100 tuition certificate to go towards your classes!

Fourth of July is Independence Day

Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It’s a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, and a reason to fly the American flag.

Fun Facts about the 4th of July

  • The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.
  • Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature was not added until 5 years later.
  • On the same day the declaration of Independence was adopted a committee was named to design an emblem, or seal, for the United States.
  • The first “official” state celebration of the Fourth of July occurred in Massachusetts in 1781.
  • In July 1776, it is the estimated that 2.5 million people lived in the newly independent nation. (Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970.) The current U.S. population is about 311.7 million. (US Census Bureau)
  • Fireworks have always been a big part of Fourth of July celebrations. They originated in China in the second century B.C. In 2010, the U.S. imported $190.7 million in fireworks from China.
  • 155 million hot dogs are expected to be consumed by Americans on the Fourth. There is about a 4-in-4 chance that the hot dogs made of pork originated in Iowa as Iowa had a total of 19 million hogs and pigs on March 1, 2011.

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