Archive: 2011

Discover Special Collections

Imagine if you could choose anything from the vaults under the library. That is just what the curators of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections have done to fill the cases in their new exhibition “Discovering Special Collections.” A first edition book of Mormon, a program from the premier of the movie “King Kong,” and …

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What is with all the Purple Shirts?

You may have noticed that more and more students are wearing purple shirts in the library. There is a good reason for that. Every year the library issues t-shirts to our student employees. The shirts help people  recognize our staff. In the past our shirts have been grey, blue, brown, teal, and even red. This …

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Enter to Learn–Go Forth with a Shuffle

The library wants to hear your input on our new search tool Scholarsearch. Tell us what you think about it. What do you like? Are you having any trouble? Could something be better? Has it helped you find something new? Send your feedback to In a few weeks, at the end of the semester, …

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If You Could Choose Anything

If you could choose anything in a library to share with others what would you pick? Would it be an ancient scroll with a map of a curious mine in Asia? Would it be a rare illuminated manuscript created in the middle ages? Or would you look for a handwritten document by Oliver Cowdrey? Or …

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Need A New Outlet?

If you have spent much time in the library you have probably stepped over a student or two who have chosen to study in a hall or doorway simply because that is where they could find and outlet to plug their laptop into. Or perhaps you have tried the level 5 steeplechase where you jump …

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Enter Our Archive Contest

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections announces the second annual I Found It In The Archives essay and video contest, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists.   The contest is designed to show how items and information found in the nation’s archives touch peoples’ lives. We are particularly interested in how your research in the …

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Learning to Sail in a Digital World

Life online is a jumble. E-mail, tweets, instant messages, news, sound bites, video clips, blogs, status updates, rush before our eyes. Printed books offer an escape. You know what a book is when you pick it up. You know that the words you start reading will be the words you finish reading. They will be …

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Conference Quotes

This weekend is General Conference. It is a great time to learn. The library has a helpful tool to help you learn more about subjects discussed in conference or to help you find talks that influenced you. We have the conference quotes system. Just visit and enter the search terms that interest you.

More Than Little Women. Louisa May Alcott in Springville.

BYU’s Bethanne Andersen was chosen to create the illustrations for a new children’s book  titled Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott. The book was written by Yona Zeldis McDonough and published by Henry Holt & Co (ISBN 9780805081923). This week many of the original illustrations from the book go on display in the Springville …

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