Author Archives: Joel Hartung

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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Ep. 22: The Maker Movement

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 22 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. 22: The Maker Movement

Description: Jake and Joel are back again with a shorter episode detailing the “Maker” movement and “Makerspaces.” Jake talks about a recent project surrounding a Raspberry Pi computer and gets on a tangent about video games. The hosts then discuss 3D Printers, Drones, Laser Printers, etc.

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Ep. 21: Tech Trends for 2017

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 21 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. 21: Tech Trends for 2017

Description:  Jake and Joel weigh in this month on the annual Consumer Electronics Showcase for 2017 with a guest! Our practicum student Briauna brings a fresh perspective to our annual analysis of the ridiculous gadgets that were peddled in Las Vegas just last month. 

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Library Databases

databasesIf you have used the Bellevue University Library website recently, you may have noticed the new landing page for our library databases.  This page was launched on October 25th, with the intention of organizing our entire collection of databases in an easier to browse fashion. Instead of bringing visitors directly to a long list of over 140 databases, we now have new browsing options up front to help you find the right resource for the right job. Continue reading

Ep. 20: Chuck Finley Strikes Again! (or: How I learned to stop worrying and love statistics)

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 20 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. 20: Chuck Finley Strikes Again! (or: How I learned to stop worrying and love statistics)

Description:  Jake and Joel are back for 2017! On this episode of the More than Books Podcast, the topics of the day are statistics and how important they are to the profession, as well as the dangers of creating false information. Watch out for the dastardly Chuck Finley!

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Ep. 19: The Disinformation Age – Fake News and Social Media

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 19 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. 19: The Disinformation Age

Description:  Joel and Jake are back  to discuss the rising problem of fake news, misinformation, and disinformation on social media. Learn how to protect yourself from deceptive practices. 

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Ep. 18: Halloween Spooktacular!

Welcome to Episode 18 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. 18: Halloween Spooktacular!

Description:  In this episode, we celebrate Halloween with the telling of some classic stories from the turn of the century. Scored with music and even a few sound effects, Jake spins a few spooky stories for your amusement. If you enjoy this episode, please let us know if we should do this again on our blog!

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Ep. 17: Banned Books Week 2016

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 17 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. 17: Banned Books Week 2016

Description:  In a special episode, Jake and guest host Caitlin come together to discuss three news stories detailing the banning and challenging of books and those that stand up for those materials. 

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