Author Archives: Jacob Lee

National Museum Day!

hcl_4a-ext-5-in-hi-res-copyWhile it’s Banned Books week here at Bellevue University Library, museums all over the United States are gearing up to celebrate National Museum Day on September 24th, 2016. If you want to find out which museums are participating with the “Museum Day Live!” event supported by the Smithsonian Magazine, click past the break! Continue reading

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Student orientation is coming!

???????????????????????????????August is already here and Bellevue University is gearing up for another great academic year! We know that starting your degree can be challenging and confusing enough without trying to juggle it with the rest of your life, so join us for Student Orientation on August 24th and 25th at 5:30pm-8:30pm and August 26th from 9:00am-11:30am at the Margre H. Durham Student Center.

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National Fruits and Vegetables Month

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In today’s western society, it’s hard to always make the right choices when it comes to meals. Families, jobs, obligations – these things put pressure on our lives and it’s so easy for us to take the simple solution and just pick something up. It doesn’t help that an entire fast food industry has been in full swing for the better part of sixty years here in the United States. With the veritable deluge of fattening food, some people rally against the onslaught of fast food and try to embrace more flora than fauna. So, in celebration of delectable plant life, June is National Fruits and Vegetables Month. I’ll be showcasing some items in the library collection that you can check out RIGHT NOW! Let’s get into it! Continue reading

National Inventors Day – Michael S. Hart


When we think of inventions and inventors, we often think of Edison and his (non-original) light bulb, or Tesla and A/C electricity (at least I do). We forget that modern inventions are much more than “slap-chops” and “ostrich pillows” made to alleviate daily frustrations. Technological inventions that have no tangible creation can be kind of hard to call inventions; yet, there is one that has made an undeniable impact on libraries – eBooks! So, let’s learn something about their creator: Michael S. Hart. Continue reading

Database Data – My Heritage

My HeritageFor some of our younger patrons, researching your family history and compiling genealogical information may not necessarily be a hobby you enjoy or something that interests you; however, many of our older students and community users do take an interest in genealogy.  Thankfully, the Nebraska Library Commission has given us access to the MyHeritage database for libraries, aptly named MyHeritage Library Edition.   Continue reading

Jazz Appreciation Month: Diamonds in the Rough

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and there is nothing more that I love to write about than awesome Jazz music, of which there is a plethora. Last year, I gushed about my love of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, which is one of the first Jazz albums I owned as an undergrad in music education. Since that time, I’ve really tried to expand my horizons when it comes to Jazz. I give you five fairly unknown Jazz albums that I think anyone can enjoy. Continue reading

International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month



Happy International Women’s Day, everybody! There are so many women who have made not only a huge impact on my life, but on our society in general. While I could speak of powerful women in politics and business, I think it would be interesting to look at famous librarians. Much like many of us in the profession, we don’t always stay in the same position for our whole lives, nor did many of these individuals continue to work as librarians. That’s okay; once you’re a librarian, you’re in for life. Let’s get into it! Continue reading