Archive: 2009

Florence Nightingale: Life and Legacy

Florence Nightingale lived from 1820 to 1910. In honor of the 100th anniversary of her death the Harold B. Lee Library has selected items from the L. Tom Perry Special Collections to highlight the good works she accomplished. The new exhibition titled Florence Nightingale: Life and Legacy is locted on level 3, the main level …

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Watch Johnny Lingo on Byugle

The LDS film Johnny Lingo is in the news today. If you are on the BYU campus you can watch the film through Byugle, the library’s streaming video service.

“Christmas Stories: 19th century picture books”

Special Collections will be exhibiting some delightful Christmas-themed picture books from 19th century America and England to commemorate the holiday season. This small exhibit is located in the Special Collections Lobby on level 1 in the Harold B. Lee Library and will be on display from Dec. 8, 2009 – Jan. 1, 2010 during the …

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Can you help me now?

Media students working in the library have written and produced a great series of videos highlighting library services. You can watch the videos on the large TVs on level 3 of the library or you can see them on the Harold B. Lee Library’s page on Facebook. Also, don’t forget that all students are encouraged …

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From Daguerreotype to Digital: The history of photography

There are over one million photographs and negatives in the library’s collections. Tom Wells, the curator of photography in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, has chosen some of the finest examples to illustrate the history of photography. The new exhibition is titled From Daguerreotype to Digital and is located on level 1 of the …

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Learn about the Library’s New Research Tool

The library has a new research tool called ScholarSearch. You can learn the basics by watching our new tutorial at ScholarSearch is easy to use and it is featured on the library’s new homepage at

Video Contest-Sparky Awards

UPDATE (November 2009): View our top SPARKY entries. More Sharing, More People, More Ideas Pinned Down by the Dark Buildings Information Lessons:  Jerk Clueless Discovery It’s Good to Share (Provo, Utah, June 16, 2009) – The SPARKY Awards are coming up soon. The short video contest, which promotes the …

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Joseph and Emma Smith’s Family Tree

A new chart has been placed at Brigham Young University’s Family History Library containing an extensive research of Joseph and Emma Smith’s family tree. The chart, which is an updated version of the original in Salt Lake City, was collected by Michael Kennedy and printed with the help of BYU’s Computer Science department. Michael Kennedy, …

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Facebook and Research

Long ago in virtual time (which is a few months in real time) the librarians at the Science Reference Desk on level 2 of the library created the first BYU Facebook page*. Soon after, the library followed up with the Harold B. Lee Library’s Facebook page. Today there are a number of Facebook pages associated …

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