Author Archives: Lorraine Patrick

Library Staff Honor Barbara Haney at Retirement Party

RetirementLively classical and patriotic tunes drifted through the Bellevue University Library on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 3:00pm, as the Bellevue University Library staff paid tribute to Barbara Haney, who after 25 years of dedicated service decided to officially retire.  Library staff members, Allie O’Connor (clarinet) and Lorraine Patrick (viola) kicked off the retirement party playing music by classical composers such as Mozart, as well as adding a few patriotic tunes.

As the crowd of Bellevue University employees gathered in the library, a surprise video was shown that was created by the Library staff and the Audio-Visual department thanking Barbara for her 25 years of service (23 of which were in the Library). One colleague, Allie O’Connor, summed up Barbara’s role as “positively impacting so many people she has no idea how much she will be missed.”  Barbara and her family were deeply touched.

A beautifully matted and framed date due card was gifted to Barbara with library staff signatures next to the day they began working with her.  Date due cards were once used in libraries and were placed in book pockets before computers. She was also given a humorous book written by Dr. Seuss and an Amazon gift card.

Barbara Haney originally thought no one would come to her retirement party.  However, she was overwhelmed by the large turnout and graciously shared how much she has enjoyed working in the Bellevue University Library as the Interlibrary Loan and Circulation Supervisor.

Barbara Haney is best known around the Bellevue University campus as being “the very nice lady with the lovely English accent.”  To the Library Staff, Barbara is best known for putting people at ease, having a keen eye for decorating and photography, and for making delicious English sausage rolls.  She is also known for her outgoing personality and for being a good listener.  As a way to remember her and her service, a section of the Library will be dedicated to her.

Barbara plans to spend her retirement traveling with her husband and spending more time with her grandchildren.  She will continue to stay in touch and will stop by for special events.

Congratulations Barbara- we wish you the best!

Animal Science: Journal Review

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July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month

Cell Phone Courtesy MonthJacqueline Whitmore, author of “Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work” is the official founder of National Cell Phone Courtesy Month.  The purpose of National Cell Phone Courtesy Month is to encourage cell phone users to be more to be more mindful of passersby while using their electronic devices. Continue reading

Bellevue University Graduation Activities 2017

Commencement CeremonyOn Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd, smiles and laughter filled the campus as Bellevue University graduates celebrated with their families and friends on completing their educational milestone.  On Friday, Bellevue University students and their guests attended a Graduation Open House in the Margre H. Durham Student Center on the main campus. Continue reading

Bed Bugs in a Library?

Bed Bug Sign

This year the Bellevue University Library Staff celebrated its 20th year offering a Professional Growth Day for library staff. The day provided an opportunity for Library Staff to come together and present for 10 minutes each on a library-related topic.  This year, Professional Growth Day was on Wednesday March 8, 2017. The  presentation that I did was, “Bed Bug Prevention in Libraries.” Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Programs and Resources at the Library

Budget Ideas ValentineAre you worried that your funds can’t stretch far enough to give your beloved a memorable Valentine’s Day?  If that’s the case, you’re not alone.  For sweethearts on a budget, the Bellevue University Library is a great resource to help you make your Valentine’s Day romantic and one to remember without breaking the bank. Continue reading