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First Vision Lecture: Jan Martin

Dr. Jan J. Martin from the Department of Ancient Scripture will present a lecture, William Tyndale, Joseph Smith, and James 1:5, at 2:00 pm on January 30 in the Library’s Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium.

Everyone is invited and admission is free.

Before or after the lecture you are invited to tour the exhibition in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, A Pillar of Light: Celebrating 200 Years of the First Vision.

Winter Film Series

The Library Film Series continues our tradition of providing free screenings of classic films.

Join us each month on a Friday evening in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

All film begin at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm. The pubic is welcome and admission is free.

 

January 17

Alfred Hitchcock’s first Hollywood film, Rebecca, starring Laurence Oliver and Joan Fontaine.

1940, 130 minutes

 

February 14

To celebrate our annual “Love your Library Week,” we are showing one of America’s favorite films featuring a librarian, Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man.

1962, 151 minutes

 

March 13

The Miracle Worker starring Ann Bancroft and Patty Duke.

1962, 107 minutes

 

April 10

Every month we get requests to screen an Errol Flynn film. We listened and have picked a favorite, The Adventures of Robin Hood.

1938, 102 minutes

 

 

May 8

A second Alfred Hitchcock film, Rear Window, wraps up our winter series.

This one stars Jimmy Stewart whose papers are part of BYU’s Motion Picture Film Archive.

1954, 115 minutes

BYU Announces Interim University Librarian

On Thursday, Brigham Young University Academic Vice President C. Shane Reese announced that Brian Rennick, associate university librarian for library information and technology, has been named interim university librarian, following the passing of university librarian Jennifer Paustenbaugh last month.

Rennick began serving as interim university librarian on December 19, and will continue to serve until a permanent replacement is appointed.

For more information visit the BYU announcements page at https://news.byu.edu/announcements/byu-announces-interim-university-librarian.

In Memoriam: Jennifer Paustenbaugh

BYU’s University Librarian, Jennifer Ford Paustenbaugh, died on November 23, 2019, following a long battle with breast cancer.

In 2013, Dr. Paustenbaugh came to the library from Oklahoma State University where she was the Associate Dean of Libraries for Planning and Assessment.

Paustenbaugh leaves a legacy of making library services and programs more student focused. Her work led to new ways for students to access scholarly resources and to student-focused changes to the library building. Her ongoing plans for future improvements to the library ensure that students will benefit from her influence for years to come.

She represented the library and BYU in national associations such as the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), The Greater Wester Library Alliance (GWLA), the Utah Academic Library Consortium (UALC), The Consortium of Church Archives and Libraries (CCLA), and many other organizations. She will be missed by her colleagues both in the library and across the country.

An avid reader and thorough researcher, she enjoyed travel and was fluent in five languages.

She leaves behind a husband, two children, and one grandchild.

The library held a memorial for staff on November 25 and her funeral was held on December 2.

You can read her obituary here: https://www.utahvalleyfuneral.com/obituaries/Jennifer-Paustenbaugh/#!/Obituary

 

 

Winter Film Series

The Library Film Series continues our tradition of providing free screenings of classic films.

Join us each month on a Friday evening in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

All film begin at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm. The pubic is welcome and admission is free.

 

January 17

Alfred Hitchcock’s first Hollywood film, Rebecca, starring Laurence Oliver and Joan Fontaine.

1940, 130 minutes

 

February 14

TBA

To celebrate ‘Love you Library Week,” we are in negotiations to screen one of America’s favorite films featuring a librarian.

 

March 13

The Miracle Worker starring Ann Bancroft and Patty Duke.

1962, 107 minutes

 

April 10

Every month we get requests to screen an Errol Flynn film. We listened and have picked a favorite, The Adventures of Robin Hood.

1938, 102 minutes

 

 

May 8

A second Alfred Hitchcock film, Rear Window, wraps up our winter series.

This one stars Jimmy Stewart whose papers are part of BYU’s Motion Picture Film Archive.

1954, 115 minutes

 

 

Jorge de Sena at 100

The Library is supporting a symposium on the Portuguese poet Jorge de Sena.

Jorge de Sena at 100: A Symposium in Celebration of his Life and Work.

In 2018 and 2019, following his retirement from Brigham Young University’s Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Dr. Frederick G. Williams made a sizable donation of materials to the Harold B. Lee Library related to his decades-long work as a professor of Portuguese literature and culture worldwide.  Significant among the items he donated was a large collection of books by and about the Portuguese poet Jorge de Sena, Williams’ mentor, adviser, colleague, and friend at the University of Wisconsin and later at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

This donation was serendipitous since it happened in the centennial year of Jorge de Sena’s birth (1919).  Giving this coincidence, Dr. Matthew J.K. Hill of the Harold B. Lee Library, and Dr. Anna-Lisa Halling of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, in cooperation with Fred Williams, decided to host a small symposium in celebration of Jorge de Sena’s life and prolific scholarly and literary work.  We have invited people who knew Sena in life, and an expert on modern Portuguese literature and Sena’s life and work, Dr. Francisco Cota Fagundes, professor emeritus of Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Join us on November 13-14 for one or all of the events of the symposium.

Learn more here: https://guides.lib.byu.edu/jorgedesena100

 

Scholarly Communications Workshops

Register now for the fall Scholarly Communication Workshops: https://byu.libcal.com/calendar/scholcomm/?cid=11996&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=11996

 

Creative Commons & Copyright

Come learn how Creative Commons (CC) licenses work with Copyright to help you disseminate your work and legally use the work of others. By the end of the workshop you will have an understanding of the CC licens…
Date:
Monday 21 October 2019
Time:
10:00am – 10:50am
Location:
2233 HBLL

Sharing Your Data and Research

This session will provide an introduction to ScholarsArchive, BYU’s Institutional Repository. Learn how to create a free account to add your article, project, poster, or dataset to ScholarsArchive a…
Date:
Monday 21 October 2019
Time:
4:00pm – 4:50pm
Location:
2233 HBLL

Finding, Adopting or Adapting OER

There are many free resources available for use with courses. Learn where and how to find them and how to adapt them for your use, all the while keeping copyright and Creative Commons in mind.
Date:
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Time:
10:00am – 10:50am
Location:
2233 HBLL

Introduction to GIT

Learn the basics of Git, a version-control system for tracking changes to files. The course will cover: Creating a new repository Committing changes to the repository Syncing changes to github.com B…
Date:
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Time:
10:00am – 10:50am
Location:
2233 HBLL

Introduction to OpenRefine

OpenRefine is an interactive data transformation tool. Learn the basics of data profiling (assessing the current state of your data) and data cleaning (correcting errors, removing blanks, etc). No prior knowle…
Date:
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Time:
11:00am – 11:50am
Location:
2233 HBLL

Data Management Fundamentals

Developing consistent data management practices is critical for any researcher and helps ensure you can navigate your data and various documents now and in the future. This session will cover: Data Org…
Date:
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Time:
12:00pm – 12:50pm
Location:
2233 HBLL

Leveraging Library Resources

With rising textbooks costs, textbook affordability for students is a common concern. The BYU library collects and maintains millions of physical and electronic books, ebooks, films, etc that are freely availab…
Date:
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Time:
1:00pm – 1:50pm
Location:
2233 HBLL

Introduction to Regular Expressions

Learn about regular expression search patterns (regex) and how to use them to validate data and perform find and replace operations on data. No prior knowledge needed.
Date:
Friday 25 October 2019
Time:
9:00am – 9:50am
Location:
2233 HBLL

Safeguarding your Data

Learn about ways to ensure your data remains safe and available to yourself and others. This session will cover: choosing sustainable file formats, best practices for data backup, how to archive w…
Date:
Friday 25 October 2019
Time:
11:00am – 11:50am
Location:
2233 HBLL

Introduction to Data Management Plans

Learn how to create a Data Management Plan that meets requirements set by major funding agencies. This session will include: when DMPs are needed, elements of DMPs, online tools and templates to help …
Date:
Friday 25 October 2019
Time:
12:00pm – 12:50pm
Location:
2233 HBLL

Online Tools for Open Pedagogy

Teaching courses online can be a difficult task, especially with students who are very adept as social tools. Come learn about tools that work with online resources to encourage student participation and pacing…
Date:
Friday 25 October 2019
Time:
1:00pm – 1:50pm
Location:
2233 HBLL

American Archives Month Activities 2019

 

The BYU Library is celebrating American Archive Month with a series of archive related experiences.

 

Week 1

Archives Month activities kick off on Thursday, October 3, when the library’s Head Conservator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Chris McAfee, hosts a “Conservation Roadshow.” The public is invited to bring their own rare books, diaries, documents, and photographs to the library for evaluation and advice on preservation. 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in HBLL 3452.

 

Week 2

The library’s film curator, Ben Harry, connects archives and Halloween with a public screening of the classic film The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Friday, October 11 at 7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1. The public is invited and admission is free.

 

Week 3

The library will host its annual Hold a First Edition Book of Mormon day from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 17. Each year the archivists go to the library’s vaults and bring out one or two copies of the famous book. Everyone is invited to hold a copy and learn the story of how and where it was made. Participants also get a quick lesson in rare book handling and care.

 

Week 4

“Home Movie Day” is an opportunity for people to bring their family movies in to see them projected and to get advice on how to care for them. Curator Ben Harry will have 8mm and other format film projectors available. Please note: This event takes place in the Wilkinson Student Center room 3223 (WSC). Saturday, October 26 from noon until 4:00 pm.

 

Week 5

Folklorists Julie Swallow, Jill Terry Rudy, and Eric A. Eliason. will present “The William A. Wilson Folklore Archives and The Three Nephites: 60 Years of Looking for Tracks in the Snow.” October 28 at noon in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the Library.

 

Ongoing

Curator Greg Seppi is curating an exhibition of German prints that will be on display on level 1 of the Library throughout the month of October.

 

Special Collections business hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission to all Archives Month activities is free and the public is welcome. You can learn more about Archives Month by contacting the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at 810-422-3175, or visiting their website at https://lib.byu.edu/special-collections/.

 

An Invitation for Youth Groups, YSA, and FHE Groups

People planning uplifting activities for young women & young men groups, family home evenings, and YSA Ward activities will find support from BYU’s Education in Zion Gallery and the Harold B. Lee Library.

Here are 3 activities you can fit into one evening.

The Education in Zion Gallery has a popular exhibition titled “Jesus Wept: Emotions in the Scriptures.” The exhibit looks at the wide range of emotions found in the scriptures and the way they impact our lives. There are interactive activities that will entertain and educate you.

On level 2 of the Library, just inside the Periodicals Reading Room, there is a newly installed case designed to both protect and display a first edition Book of Mormon. The case features smart glass that hides the book from damaging light but at the touch of a button the glass clears and can see the book up close.

On level 1 of the library, just inside the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, the library’s largest exhibit space is hosting “A Pillar of Light: Celebrating 200 Years of the First Vision.” Visitors are greeted by new art created by painter Tony Sweat. His work incorporates elements from multiple accounts of the first vision into one image. The exhibit includes significant books and documents about the vision and its impact on American religion and scholarship. Visitors are invited to share the impact of the vision on their lives and read how people in Provo felt about the vision a century ago.

The Education is Zion Gallery, located on the east side of the JFSB, is open late on Wednesdays (9:00 pm). Other evenings by appointment.

The first edition Book of Mormon is viewable during all regular library hours (7:00 am to midnight Monday through Friday).

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections is open late Monday through Thursday nights (9:00 pm).

The public is welcome and admission is free.

 

For more information please call Education in Zion at 801-422-6519, or Special Collections at 801-422-3175.

https://educationinzion.byu.edu/

https://lib.byu.edu/special-collections/

The Library Film Series Fall Schedule

Looking back at 1939

September 20

Gone with the Wind

The Library Film Series kicks off our celebration of 1939 with a true epic. Gone with the Wind starring Clarke Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, and Olivia de Havilland.

233 minutes

Please note that this fill will start earlier due to its run time.

6:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

October 11

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The BYU Motion Picture Archive is celebrating Archive Month with a screening of this 1947 film.

104 minutes

7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

October 25

The Wizard of Oz

One of the quintessential films of 1939, The Wizard of Oz fills the spot of our traditional monster films for Halloween. With witches and flying monkeys it fills the bill.

Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, and Margaret Hamilton.

102 minutes

7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

November 15

Stagecoach

John Wayne’s breakout film and the movie that some say boosted westerns from B movies to the A-list. Directed by John Ford.

96 minutes

7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

November 22

Angel and the Badman

John Wayne and Gail Russell star in this 1947 film.

This film is part of the BYU Motion Picture Archive.

100 minutes

7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

December 6

Bachelor Mother

The Warner Archive call this  “The classic Christmas movie we bet you’ve never seen.” This 1939 comedy starring Ginger Rogers and David Niven was remade twice.

An RKO Radio picture.

82 Minutes

7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.