Archive: 2009

5 Spring Book Ideas

It’s spring and finals are wrapping up so take a break and read a book. If you only have a few minutes try Tree Tour : Brigham Young University (QK 189 .B745 2007). This great little volume can tell you about your favorite campus trees. Find it in the Science section on level 2 of …

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Student Employee to Intern at the Library of Congress

Karen Glenn, an archival assistant in L. Tom Perry Special Collections, will spend part of the Summer as an intern at the Library of Congress through the Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program. This is a very competitive program, and Karen is one of the first BYU students to participate. Karen found out about the internship …

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Professor Murray Pittock of the University of Glasgow

Professor Murray Pittock of the University of Glasgow will speak on Robert Burns in Global Culture at 3:00 pm Monday, April 6 in the library auditorium. Murray Pittock is the Bradley Professor of English Literature and Associate Dean.

Provo Founder’s Day

Wednesday, April 1 Kenneth L. Cannon II will present the annual Provo Founder’s Day Lecture at 3:00 pm in the Special Collections Classroom on level 1 of the Harold B. Lee Library. Lecture Description: Provo residents fought for construction of a new union train depot for almost twenty years, from 1891 to 1911.  Controversies ranging …

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Book Arts: Rosie Kelly to speak in the library

Rosie Kelly sometimes referred to as “The Amazing Rosie Kelly” will speak in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium on the night of March 26th at 7:00 pm. Kelly is a calligrapher and book artist who is changing the art world one lecture and one student at a time. You can see a small selection …

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What are you collecting?

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections are preparing for this year’s A. Dean Larsen Book Collecting Conference. You can follow their progress through their blog. If you are interested in books, printing, and collecting you are welcome to sign up through their web site.

BYU’s Lee Library celebrates poet Robert Burns with new exhibit

Brigham Young University’s L. Tom Perry Special Collections is celebrating the 250th birthday of the poet Robert Burns with the exhibit, “Robert Burns and the Poetic Image.” The exhibit, featuring a collection of Burns’ writing, replaces the bronze Roman plates exhibit at the library entrance. The Scottish national poet was known as a poet of …

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Library Facebook Page Now Offers Search Tool

If you’re on Facebook you can become a fan of “The Harold B. Lee Library.” Thanks to the efforts of our staff you can even search library resources from our Facebook page. So next time you are on Facebook we invite you to give our new ScholarSearch feature a try.

Libraries Step Up in Tough Times

With all the changes in the economy libraries are finding they are more valuable than ever. Here are some links to libraries in the news: Kirby Salt Lake Tribune National-Wall Street Journal Snow College ground breaking