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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National Color Therapy Month

Color Therapy Month

When people think of March, they think of St. Patrick’s Day and Spring.  We also think of color because we have just made it through the winter months and spring is on its way.  That is why in 2011, Eleyne-Mari founded March as National Color Therapy Month during the month of March.  Her motto is, “Change your Colors…and you change your World!”  Continue reading

Black History Month

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Here at the Bellevue University Freeman Lozier Library, we want to celebrate Black History Month by highlighting some of our collection that was written by or is about some of history’s greatest black heroes. Read on for more! Continue reading

Once Upon a Time…

GRIMM: HANSEL AND GRETEL. - '"It's the loveliest House I...“Once upon a time…” is how a great many stories start off. A few simple words compelling your mind to paint pictures of far off places, daring sword fights, magic spells, and maybe even a prince in disguise. National Tell a Fairy Tale Day is celebrated on February 26th each year. As the name states, the intent of the holiday is to share fairy tales by telling them with one another.

 

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New Tutorials

tutorials2016 saw the debut of Bellevue University Library’s brand new, up to date website. A decision was made that all of our current database tutorials should reflect this change and that new tutorials should be created.  After studying three years of data concerning tutorial usage, a list was created to help us decide which tutorials should be created first. Continue reading

“First in the Hearts of his Countrymen”

General Washington285 years ago today, George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia. During his 67 years on this earth, Washington served many roles; he was a son, brother, husband, surveyor, gentleman farmer, soldier, delegate, and President of the United States. He experienced joy, disappointment, loss, victory, and defeat, and  lived his life as an honorable man.  One of Washington’s first adult adventures came while he was still in his teens. Continue reading

Genealogy LibGuide Review

Genealogy LibGuideWho do you think you are? People have always been interested in tracing their roots and building family trees, but with the Internet at our fingertips and the digitalization of so many types of records, this has become more popular and easier to accomplish. Now from the comfort of your own home, you can be an armchair genealogist. Even so, it is a fascinating but complex undertaking, where pieces of the puzzle may stubbornly elude you or take you down the wrong path, or turn up completely unexpected results! Continue reading

How Non-verbal Language Works

http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/70000/velka/heartbeat-1390167878FGM.jpgThis past week we celebrated Valentine’s Day as well as International Flirting week. Here at the library, we even had a fun activity making Valentine’s! Now, Love can be complicated, especially during international Flirting Week. With the help of some tips on non-verbal language, perhaps this week can be made easier. The way we celebrate the love of someone has to start somewhere. With all things, every relationship has a beginning and that usually is non-verbal language. Continue reading

February is National Women Inventors Month

Women InventorsDo you use windshield wipers, coffee filters, and square bottomed paper bags?  How about a dishwasher, liquid paper, or a circular saw? All of these items were invented by women. Useful though they are, women inventors have improved our lives far beyond these everyday items. February is National Women Inventors Month, and a good time to honor these women and take a look at a few of their inventions. Continue reading