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New Library Department Chairs

The library congratulates two new department Chairs. Their terms began on July 1, 2023. Leanna Fry, Instructional Design Librarian Department Chair, Instruction   Mike Goates, Life Sciences Librarian Department Chair, Science & Engineering   The library also thanks the following reappointed department chairs for their willingness to continue serving: Myrna Layton, Performing Arts Librarian Department …

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Library Delivery for BYU Staff

The library is announcing new features and services. First, the library’s delivery service is expanding to include BYU staff beginning July 17th. BYU faculty and staff can have library items and interlibrary loan items delivered to their department office. When you have finished using items just fill out a pick-up request form and the library …

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Save the Date: October 5 is Library Quest

Harken all BYU Students! A fearsome dragon has overtaken the fair kingdom of Libraria. Come Join guilds, complete quests, and earn gold to help slay the dragon at this year’s   Library Quest! Experience the adventure on Oct. 5 from 6-9 pm. Admission is free and all students are welcome. Get the latest news on …

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Ongoing Construction

It turns out that Cosmo isn’t the only big cat on campus. We know that from certain angles it looks like you can’t get to the library, but the good news is that we are open. The library is fully staffed and we are happy to help with your research needs. All of our exhibit …

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Library Film Series Summer & Fall 2023 Schedule

The BYU Library Film Series presents our summer and fall schedule. All films start at 7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1. Admission is free.   May 12 Vertigo 1958 Each May we celebrate James Stewart’s birthday. Arrive early, at 6:30, to enjoy a presentation on James Stewart by curator Ben …

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“Go Make Great” The Norman Wilson Story

Grace Soelberg, the Latter-day Saint Collections Assistant in Special Collections has curated a new exhibit, “Go Make Great” The Norman Wilson Story. Wilson was the first Black graduate of BYU. Dr. Norman Wilson was born in Gibsland, Louisiana on January 17, 1913. He grew up on his parents’ farms where they grew cotton, vegetables and …

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Ice Cream and Elevators: BYU’s First Student Film Restored

Curator Ben Harry Has restored BYU’s first student produced film. In the spring of 1971 several students at Brigham Young University were given the opportunity to make a film. It is a playful campus romance that captures a slice-of-life of BYU campus culture at the time and some of the cherished dating traditions of that …

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Library Film Series

March 10 What’s Up Doc 1972 The film series is expanding our selections into the 1970s with a timely screwball comedy. Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal star. This film features one of the most memorable chase scenes of the era. 94 minutes   April 14 The Robe: The Greatest Story of Love and Faith 1953 …

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January Classic Film: Wait Until Dark

On Friday January 20, The Library Film Series presents Wait Until Dark.     Starring Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, and Richard Crenna, this 1967 film is a fan favorite. This film earned Hepburn her fifth Academy Award nomination. A blind woman is terrorized by crooks who think she has a doll filled with heroin. 108 …

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Latter-day Gamers

The world of games has become a huge industry. Sales of board games are over $3 billion each year, video games are over $90 billion in The United States alone, and even card games generate almost a billion dollars. Students who once looked forward to working in the animation industry now look to game creation. …

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