Author Archives: Joel Hartung

Nexis Uni Database Review

The only constant in life is change, but that is not always a bad thing as evidenced by the new Lexis Nexis interface update, Nexis Uni.  Nexis Uni is more than just a new coat of paint for Lexis Nexis Academic Universe. It is actually a complete remaking of the classic platform with new search functionality and a dramatically improved user experience.

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Ep. 27: The Adpocalypse

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 27 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!

“More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 27: The Adpocalypse

Description:  Joel and Colin discuss the ongoing online ‘adpocalypse’ and what this means for social media, internet companies, traditional media, and independent content creators. They offer predictions on what they think the future of free content on the internet will look like, and briefly explore tangents like the impact of social media on the last presidential election and the mental health of full-time YouTubers and streamers.

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Ep. 26: Modern Fantasy on Film and TV

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 26 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!

“More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 26: Modern Fantasy on Film and TV

Description: Joel and Colin discuss the popularity of the Game of Thrones television series, reminisce about fantasy films from the 80s and 00s, and wonder if fantasy is in for a resurgence in popularity on television, as networks compete to play host to the next Game of Thrones-style success. They particularly focus on the forthcoming adaptations of Lord of the Rings and The Witcher.

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Ep. 25: Free Speech, Censorship, and the Internet

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 25 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!

“More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 25: Free Speech, Censorship, and the Internet

Description: Joel and Colin discuss free speech and censorship on the internet and how various platforms have managed policing their users. They probably raise more questions than they provide answers, but this is an uncommonly knotty topic. Hopefully they’ve raised some points that you’ve not considered before!

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A Discussion of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Lunch & Learn

GOT_Library-TVGame of Thrones, HBO’s hit show adapted from the “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series by George R.R. Martin, recently wrapped up its seventh season a few weeks ago. The Bellevue University Library will be hosting a Lunch and Learn Game of Thrones discussion panel about the series on Tuesday, September 26th, moderated by library staff members Chrystal Dawson, Joel Hartung, and Colin Kehm. We will be discussing the entire series, including the books and latest season.

You can register for this event here!

Read on for a brief season seven review, and a preview of our upcoming event! Spoilers below…

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Ep. 24: Infinite Content

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 24 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!

“More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 24: Infinite Content

Description: In this episode, Joel and Colin discuss the challenges of being both a creator and a consumer in the Internet Age, and offer some advice on how to find entertainment that might appeal to you amidst the overwhelming (one might say infinite) amount of content that’s out there.

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Ep. 23: eSports

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 23 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!

“More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 23: eSports

Description: There is a new initiative on the horizon at Bellevue University, and that’s an eSports team! Jake and Joel delve into what makes a particular game an eSport, as well as a little history of the budding pastime. Also, in this episode, we say goodbye to Jake as he rides off into the proverbial sunset.

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Censorship LibGuide

Censorship LibGuidesThe First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” This amendment is part of the original Bill of Rights enshrined in the constitution. Suppression of this right of free speech is known as censorship.

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