This Week in the Library

March 14-18, 2016

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Friday Film-Crossing Borders: The Life and Works of Leslie Norris

As part of the 10 year anniversary of Leslie Norris’ death, the library will show a film BYU produced about his life and works. The film features many original stories and poems recited by Leslie Norris himself.

Crossing Borders is the final film in this semester's Documentary Film Series.

5:00 pm in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium

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Leab Exhibition Award

The brochure for Rose Marie Reid: Glamour by Design won a 2016 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Award.

“This brochure deservedly won in its category for its flair and unusual but engaging subject matter which combines swimsuit design and religion,” Faulds said. “Text and image are well integrated and make effective use of the accordion fold format. The color scheme, typography and layout echo the time period of Reid and her clothing designs. The committee was also delighted by playful elements such as a ‘Dive in’ link to the online exhibition.”

Congratulations to Michelle Whitaker, Eric Howard, and John Murphy.

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New Acquisition Featured in the Daily Herald

Trevor Alvord acquired the original art from the award winning graphic novel Dendo: One Year and One Half in Tokyo. The novel tells the story of artist Brittany Long Olsen's mission in Japan.

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The Library and Wikipedia

Last Saturday a page on Lucinda Lee Dalton created Rachel Helps, Coordinator of Wikipedia Initiatives, was featured in the "Did you know.." section on Wikipedia's homepage. The page had 2,258 page views as a result.

The page has numerous links to materials in our library's collections.

Building History: Windows

Not long ago all the old windows in the library, the ones that opened, were replaced. We were told it was for energy savings but one has to wonder if this dream had anything to do with it.

—M. Jane Galvin Elliott, ’87, Berthoud, Colo.

"I was one of the lucky students who worked in the library from about 1980 to 1983. I started out in stacks shelving books and quickly moved to checking and sorting. During finals one year, books were being returned faster than we could get them checked in, sorted, and sent back out to the shelvers. One night I awoke from a nightmare, which stemmed from that exact situation. My dream consisted of taking the books that were backed up to the fifth floor and flinging them out the window, so we did not have to deal with them."


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Library NewsNotes: Literature in Iceland and Wales Plus Amazon Taking Control

The latest edition of Library NewsNotes is out.

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Looking Ahead: Book of the Semester

The David M. Kennedy Center has invited the library to participate in the Book of the Semester program.



A former White House and Treasury Department official, Juan C. Zarate will share insights from his book Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare, a riveting story of national security and finance that revolutionized the use of the global financial system against terrorists and terrorism. “As advocate and architect of this new approach, Zarate is well placed to tell the tale of America’s most unique precision guided weapon” says General Michael Hayden, former CIA and NSA director.

Wednesday, March 23 at noon in the auditorium.