Author Archives: Joel Hartung

Update on Library Shelving Upgrade

While the completion of the Library’s shelving upgrade was delayed due to weather and parts shortages, we are happy to announce that the update should be completed by the end of day on Wednesday, January 18.

Until completion of this upgrade, parts of the Library collection may be inaccessible to students, staff, and faculty. If you require any library  materials that are currently inaccessible, please let a Library staff member know and they will attempt to retrieve it for you.

During the upgrade, some of our collection had to be relocated to temporary shelving near the Library’s classroom. These items should be returned to their proper place within the week.

Thank you for your patience while we complete this much needed infrastructure update.

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Upgrades in Progress (Pardon our Mess)

If you have been in the Library recently, you may have noticed books and machine parts on some of the tables. The Library is in the process of upgrading its mechanical compact shelving. Due to increasing mechanical and electrical issues, the 20-year-old system was in dire need of replacement. The estimated completion date of this project is January 6, 2023.

During this time, the main collection may be inaccessible for Library patrons. If you require any books or media located in this area, please let a staff member know and they will try to retrieve it for you. During some times, parts of the collection may be completely inaccessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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New Databases Now Available!

The Library is pleased to announce the addition of three new database resources, now available for Bellevue University students, staff, and faculty.

ProQuest Sustainability eBook Collection:

The ProQuest Sustainability eBook Collection is an interdisciplinary collection of 5,300+ titles spanning 40+ subjects. Mapped to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this collection enables students and researchers to explore global issues from multiple avenues.

APA PyscTHERAPY:

APA PsycThearpy is a streaming video database of therapy demonstrations with hundreds of videos showing various treatment approaches. It is intended for educational purposes, specifically in clinical training and counselor education, and provides clinicians, counselors, and trainees the opportunity to observe candid psychotherapy videos featuring known therapists.

SAGE Research Methods: 

SAGE Research Methods is a planning resource that supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process.

All three database resources are available now via the Library’s A to Z Database list. Find them on the “Databases” landing page, under the Find drop-down menu on the Library’s website!

More Than Books Podcast – Library on the Go Edition – Ep. 8: Juan Pujol Garcia

Welcome to Episode 8 of the More Than Books Podcast: Library on the Go Edition!

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Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast: Library on the Go edition. Episode 8! In this episode Jessica, Allison, and Guest Cohost Kit Wells discuss the British Spy Juan Pujol Garcia, better known as Agent Garbo and how he used is amazing talents to troll the Nazis into believing that he was their greatest spy… when in fact he was working against them the whole time.

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Check your online security during Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

checklistIt is October, which means it is once again Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Sponsored by the United States Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, the annual campaign focuses on the importance of protecting yourself from online security threats. This year, the theme is “See Yourself in Cyber.” According to the CISA.gov website, the theme “demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people.”

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Bellevue University Unveils New Library Services Platform

 

On July 12, the Bellevue University Library officially went “live” with Alma, a Library Services Platform from the vendor ExLibris. This was more than a simple software update – it was a major change to the library’s entire digital infrastructure, and affected all staff work applications, patron databases, the library catalog, electronic resources index, search engine, digital archives, usage analytics, and much more.

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More Than Books Podcast – Library on the Go Edition – Ep. 7: Lizzie Borden

Welcome to Episode 7 of the More Than Books Podcast: Library on the Go Edition!

Description: Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast: Library on the Go edition. Episode 7! In this episode Jessica, Allison, and Guest cohost Mary Barrett discuss the Lizzie Borden Murders, and the theories behind how, why and by whom these murders were committed.

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August is American Adventures Month!

While August often feels like the end of Summer, it is also a great time for one last summer vacation before the season changes to Fall. It also just so happens to be American Adventures Month! Founded by Peter Kulkkuka, American Adventures Month is a celebration of exploring the variety of destinations, landscapes, outdoor activities, and everything else American has to offer. Mountains, oceans, rain forests, deserts, tundra, lakes, and more are all found in the United States, and every corner of the country offers a new adventure.

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New Library System Launches July 12

On Tuesday, July 12, the Library will officially go live with a new cloud-based Library Services Platform, Alma from Ex Libris. While most of the changes are internal and will only affect Library staff workflows, there will be some public-facing changes to the Library’s online services, including the launch of a new Discovery Search service capable of delivering all types of library content in a unified interface.

The new search system, Primo, will also be integrated with Bellevue University’s BRUIN Connect Single-Sign-On. This will allow students, staff, and faculty the ability to easily login and manage their library accounts, view current checkouts, place holds, renew items, create title lists and more with the same login they use for all other Bellevue University systems. All of this should create a more intuitive and unified user experience for all Library patrons and employees.

Primo will replace our current EBSCO Discovery Search system, eCatalog, A-Z Journal List, and ContentDM Digital Archives system. These services will no longer be accessible starting July 31. If you have any questions, please contact Joel Hartung, Assistant Director, Library Systems.

More Than Books Podcast – Library on the Go Edition – Ep. 6: The Ineffable Power of Rasputin and the Romanov’s

Welcome to Episode 6 of the More Than Books Podcast: Library on the Go Edition!

Description: Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast: Library on the Go edition. Episode 6! In this episode Jessica, Allison, and guest cohost Sylvia Stevens discuss the lives, deaths and world impact of Rasputin and the Romanov’s.

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