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New PBS Video Collection

Harold B. Lee Library News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:56pm

The Harold B. Lee Library is proud to announce a new acquisition…

PBS Video Collection (ASP) http://dbs.lib.byu.edu/pbs-video

This collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of the Public Broadcasting Service into one convenient online interface. A core of 245 titles, selected for their high quality and relevance to academic curricula, covers many educational disciplines, including history, science and technology, diversity studies, business, and current events. This collection provides access to the films and series users already know and trust, including Frontline, NOVA, American Experience, Odyssey, and films by Ken Burns and Michael Wood.

Downton Abbey at the Library

Please join the Logan Library for a day-long viewing of Downton Abbey Season 5.

Where: Logan Library Special Collections Room
When: Wednesday, January 28th from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Each hour those present will be able to enter a drawing for a free copy of Downton Abbey Season 5. Multiple entries are welcome and encouraged but you must be in attendance to enter and to win. The drawing will take place at the end of the day.

To cap off the event Dr. Tammy Proctor, USU Department Head and Professor of History, will present Life in Post World War One England at 7:00 PM in the Jim Bridger Room.

Come enjoy tea or hot cocoa and be enveloped in Downton Abbey.

Send Us a Book Selfie

What is a Book Selfie? It is a photo of you with a book where you appear to be part of the cover. Here are some examples with Logan Library Employees.

So get a friend, grab a book and take a #bookselfie! Then come see your picture displayed at the Logan Library!

Submission guidelines and instructions.

Check out past Book Selfies on our Facebook page.

Library Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Logan Library will be closed on Monday, January 19 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, January 20.

Enjoy your holiday!

21st Century Library and Open Government

21st Century Library Blog - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:05pm
With a degree in English Literature and advanced education my parents have so generously funded…along with decades as a librarian and an Administrator…I like to think of myself as “well-spoken”.  I occasionally even relish the notion that I might sometimes rise … Continue reading →

Friends of the Library Quarterly Membership Meeting

The Friends of the Logan Library invite all to attend the Quarterly General Membership Meeting. This meeting includes a special presentation as part of the regular agenda.

Mayor Craig Peterson, Logan City Mayor will be discussing The State of the City with a Library Twist.

When: Wednesday January 14th at 7 p.m.
Where: Jim Bridger Room of the Logan Library

The Friends of the Logan Library meet every second Wednesday. Please come to share your passion and ideas for helping our library be the best it can be. For more information visit Friends of the Logan Library Facebook Page.

Learning @ the Library

Registration for a new series of classes has begun! Learning @ the Library are classes that offer instruction on computers, email, and internet basics, as well as instruction on how to use your eReader or tablet with the Logan Library's resources. We're even offering an introduction to Facebook class.

You can either bring your own device or use one of the library's. A schedule of classes is available here.

To sign up for any of these classes, use our online sign up page, stop by the Information Desk or call 716-9120.

Reader's Circle Book Discussion

Come share and discuss your favorite books and learn from others what YOUR next great read might be.

The group will meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Lake Bonneville Room. Refreshments will be served.

First meeting:
When: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Where: Logan Library Lake Bonneville Room

For further information, contact Jason Cornelius, Adult Fiction Librarian at 435-716-9143 or Hilary Shughart from the Friends Board at 435-213-3668.

Calculate the Value of YOUR Library Use!

Curious how much the services the library provides you would cost if you had to pay for them directly?

Check out our Library Value Calculator to see how much you would pay out-of-pocket for your library services.

21st Century Library 2014 in Review

21st Century Library Blog - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:05pm
Thank you to all of our readers and followers! It has been a fantastic year.  We are looking forward to next year and all the coming innovations in Libraries! As I told someone the other day, “Libraries are a fascinating … Continue reading →

Super Searching is Easier Than Ever

Harold B. Lee Library News - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 2:00pm

The Search box at the top of the library home page has gone through dramatic changes over the last few years. What was once a handy search tool for library collections has been developed into a remarkably powerful search system that reaches out to find you information on all aspects of the library. Electronic resources, printed books, library services, and information to connect with subject librarians can all be found through the library search box. Today the library released the 10th generation of the search tool.

Try it out and see for yourself what it can do for you.

Two new improvements for serious researchers include:

Advancements in looking for key words in context, https://search.lib.byu.edu/byu/search?set=all&q=mom+aunt+tree

And the new alphabetic browse available through the advanced search option, https://search.lib.byu.edu/byu/browse

As always, if you have comments send us a note through the feedback system.

Holiday Hours

The library will observe the following schedule during the holidays:
  • Christmas Eve - Wednesday, December 24 - Open 10:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Christmas Day - Thursday, December 25 - Closed
  • New Year's Eve - Wednesday, December 31 - Open 10:00 - 5:00 pm
  • New Year's Day - Thursday, January 1 - Closed

Regular hours will be kept on all other days. Happy holidays!

A Nostalgic Tale

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 3:27pm


A nostalgic view of the reinvention of American food in Provence in 1970 based on the journals of M.F.K. Fisher.  Luke Barr, the grandnephew of Fisher, details the coming together of Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard.  They cooked and ate and talked late into the night about the future of food in America, while we sit with them and enjoy the evening.    Wonderful stories, wonderful food.

Libraries need to decide their future before someone else does…!

21st Century Library Blog - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:05pm
I was forwarded a very interesting article the other day. “Clash in the Stacks” by Carl Straumshein on Inside Higher Ed. Several library directors at liberal arts institutions have lost their jobs as they clash with faculty and administrators over … Continue reading →

Christmas in the Collections

Harold B. Lee Library News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:27pm

The curators of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections have each chosen an item from their specialized area to highlight the variety of rare and unusual Christmas materials owned by BYU. Items you might expect such as a first edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and movie lobby cards from A Miracle on 34th Street share space with illuminated manuscripts and even HotWheels comics number 6, the one where an evil fake Santa causes trouble.

Items from church history such as a manuscript page of “The Christmas Revelation,” section 87 of the Doctrine & Covenants, and early photos of Yellowstone appeal to historians. There is a great selection of literature and children’s books.

Christmas in the Collections is open during most library hours. It is located on level 1 of the library in the entryway to Special Collections. The public is welcome and admission is free.


Staff Reading Picks

Book: The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend of Santa Claus by Tim Slover

Recommended by: Debbie

This is a fun, imaginative version of how Santa became Santa, starting with the orphan, Klaus, who was taken in by a guild of craftsmen in 1343. After the Black Death had swept through the land, he made toys for all the surviving children in his village and delivered them, with the priest's blessing, on Christmas Eve to put some joy back into their lives. Those children told the children from other villages, and Klaus, not wanting to disappoint any of them, found himself with more deliveries to make than he could do in one night. Enter his (soon to be) wife, Anna, and her reindeer, Dasher. (The magic and the flying come in later.)

Want more reading suggestions? View previous staff picks.

Library Will Be Open Late For The Gallery Walk

The library will remain open later than normal Friday night to host Cache Valley Center for the Arts Gallery Walk.

Art by the Utah Watercolor Society-Cache Valley Chapter.
Music provided by Robert Linton.
When: Friday, December 12, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Logan Library

More information about the Gallery Walk.
More information about the Watercolor Society.

StoryCorps @ your library Grants

Library Grants - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:11pm
Deadline:  February 6th 2015

StoryCorps @ your library grants represent the second phase of the StoryCorps @ your library project, following a pilot program in 2013-2014. The grant is offered by StoryCorps, in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). For more information, please visit the StoryCorps website.

Ten selected libraries will receive equipment, training, promotional materials and other resources to help them develop community documentation projects using the popular and unique facilitated StoryCorps interview model. As part of the StoryCorps approach, each interview participant receives a copy of their recording. With participant permission and based upon a written agreement with StoryCorps, local libraries will retain copies of fully released interviews. Copies of fully released interviews will also be deposited with the Library of Congress. If you have questions about the application, please refer to the guidelines, or contact the ALA Public Programs Office at 312-280-5045, or publicprograms@ala.org.

For more information and to apply, visit https://apply.ala.org/storycorps.  

IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries

Library Grants - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:13pm
Deadline: February 2, 2015

The Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries are small that grants encourage libraries and archives to test and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Sparks Grants support the deployment, testing, and evaluation of promising and groundbreaking new tools, products, services, or organizational practices. Grantees can undertake activities that involve risk and then share project results–whether they succeed or fail–to provide valuable information to the library field and help improve the ways libraries serve their communities.

Successful proposals will address problems, challenges, or needs of broad relevance to libraries and/or archives. A proposed project should test a specific, innovative response to the identified problem and present a plan to make the findings widely and openly accessible. Projects should have broad potential impact and significant innovation.

Libraries that fulfill the general criteria for libraries may apply. In addition, institutions of higher education, including public and nonprofit universities, are eligible. The funding range is from $10,000 to $25,000, and there are no matching requirements. Projects must begin on October 1, November 1, or December 1, 2015. Visit the websites for program guidelines and more information about the funding opportunity.
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