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New Exhibit Opens May 12

Harold B. Lee Library News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:56pm

BYU’s Expeditions of Discovery: The World Is Our Campus

The Harold B. Lee Library has installed a new exhibition featuring journals, publications, and artifacts from expeditions connected to BYU. This exhibition is unusual because many of the other cultural institutions on campus have contributed to the project. The Museum of Peoples and Cultures has provided items from the university’s first expedition in 1900. The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum has loaned amazing insects from their collection that reflect fieldwork. And the BYU Museum of Paleontology has provided a fossil jawbone from an Allosaurus to display alongside works by “Dinosaur Jim” Jensen.

BYU’s story of discovery goes all the way back to Karl G. Maeser who asked that missionaries send the school interesting items from the lands they traveled through. Benjamin Cluff, the second president of BYU, set a good example when he presented Maeser with an album of ferns he had collected while serving his mission in the Sandwich Islands.

Exhibit highlights include expedition packing lists for students from 1900 and from 2013. It may surprise some to learn that students in 1900 traveled by wagons, horse, steamship and on foot while in 2013 students traveled by car, rail, plane, and by yak!

Located on level 3, the main floor of the Harold B. Lee Library, BYU’s Expeditions of Discovery opens Monday, May 12 and runs through September 30, 2014. Admission is free and the exhibition is open during all regular library hours.

Just look for the large Ceratosaurus skull at the entrance to the exhibition.

Learning 3.0

Utah Libraries - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:20pm
I am considering ways to make learning in libraries more meaningful. The Serious e-Learning Manifesto published in March 2014 sparks both thought and action. It is the brainchild of Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, Clark Quinn, and Will Thalheimer, national e-learning gurus. One truth discussed … Continue reading →

Albert Einstein is one of my favorite people in the universe

Utah Libraries - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:26pm
Albert Einstein is one of my favorite people in the universe. No, I didn’t meet him personally; no matter my current age I was way beyond his time. When I first had an awareness of him I was in high school, or … Continue reading →

Questions upon questions

Utah Libraries - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:20pm
I am teaching an online course on Library Surveys for Success soon. Here are some questions to be considered when writing survey questions (echo alert). After designing your survey take a second look and think about the following: Survey design … Continue reading →

Training through Utah State Library: The programs, the results

Utah Libraries - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:31pm
Here is an update on training through the Utah State Library recently. First of all, the Utah State Library’s Needs assessment for 2014-16 is underway. Be sure to be a part of this and tell us what you’d like to learn, or … Continue reading →

ProQuest Flow for Research Collaboration

Utah Libraries - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:52pm
ProQuest has a new online version of Refworks known as Refworks Flow or simply as Flow™.  While Refworks itself (like EndNote, Papers, and Zotero) supports citations and referencing,  Flow (like Papers 3, Mendeley, EndNote Web, ResearchGate, and Zotero Groups) supports reading, annotating, … Continue reading →

So Long, Blog

Utah State Law Library - Thu, 03/14/2013 - 9:00am
Dear loyal blog readers: We are retiring the Utah State Law Library blog after more than four years and 800+ posts. The blog has been a great way for library staff to share library news, new forms, court resources and... Joanne Vandestreek

SLC Infobase

Utah State Law Library - Thu, 03/07/2013 - 9:08am
The Salt Lake City's website provides a wealth of resources for SLC residents, including information about the city justice court, city services like garbage pickup or snow removal, and city council news. If you're interested in some historic SLC... Joanne Vandestreek

National Consumer Protection Week

Utah State Law Library - Mon, 03/04/2013 - 9:14am
March 3-9, 2013 is National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). Organizations from around the nation developed National Consumer Protection week to make people aware of their consumer rights and help them make better financial decisions. The NCPW website features a variety... Joanne Vandestreek

Why Judges Can't Speak Out

Utah State Law Library - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 10:22am
The Utah State Courts' YouTube Channel has a new video posted: Why Judges Can't Speak Out. In this short video, Third District Court Judge Robin Reese discusses the Code of Judicial Conduct and explains why judges can't comment on a... Joanne Vandestreek

Last Will and Embezzlement: Panel Discussion

Utah State Law Library - Wed, 02/27/2013 - 9:58am
Last month we blogged about the free film screening of Last Will and Embezzlement at the Salt Lake City Public Library. If you missed the screening, you can still see the panel discussion that followed the film, which is available... Joanne Vandestreek

Office of Property Rights Ombudsman's New Website

Utah State Law Library - Mon, 02/25/2013 - 5:15pm
The Utah Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman helps resolve property rights disputes and helps citizens understand land use and property rights laws. Their website has recently been redesigned. From the new home page you can find quick links... Joanne Vandestreek

Divorce Education Online Scams

Utah State Law Library - Thu, 02/21/2013 - 9:08am
If you are involved in a Utah divorce case and you need to take your divorce education classes, be aware that there may be companies that advertise online divorce education classes. They may also promise to print a certificate... Joanne Vandestreek

New Utah Legislature App

Utah State Law Library - Tue, 02/19/2013 - 9:05am
A new free app has been developed to help you track the Utah State Legislature's bills and resolutions that are proposed and passed during legislative sessions. It's called Watch Utah Legislature Bills, and it's compatible with both Apple and Android... Joanne Vandestreek

Law Library Closed on President's Day

Utah State Law Library - Fri, 02/15/2013 - 9:58am
The law library, and all Utah State Courts offices, will be closed on President's Day, Monday, February 18. Regular library hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) resume on February 19. Utah city and county government offices are also closed on... Joanne Vandestreek

Guide to Buying Jewelry

Utah State Law Library - Mon, 02/11/2013 - 9:07am
One of the most popular gifts to buy for Valentine's Day is jewelry. If you do plan to purchase jewelry for that special someone, check out the jewelry buying tips from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This page includes important... Joanne Vandestreek

Utah OnLaw

Utah State Law Library - Thu, 02/07/2013 - 4:55pm
The University of Utah's S.J. Quinney School of Law has a new publication: Utah OnLaw, a online supplement to the Utah Law Review. You can access each article's abstract and full text for free. If you are interested in submitting... Joanne Vandestreek

2013 Annual Report to the Community

Utah State Law Library - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 9:07am
The Utah State Courts' 2013 Annual Report to the Community is now available on the Courts' website. The report notes several court achievements, including: Positive results from the 2012 Public Trust and Confidence Survey of Utah residents.Successful public programs such... Joanne Vandestreek

2013 State of the Judiciary

Utah State Law Library - Wed, 01/30/2013 - 10:25am
On Monday, January 28, 2013, Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant delivered the 2013 State of the Judiciary Address. In it, Chief Justice Durrant discusses several court programs including eFiling and the Self Help Center. He also discussed... Joanne Vandestreek

Opening Day of the 2013 Legislative Session

Utah State Law Library - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 9:50am
Today, January 28th, marks the opening day of the 2013 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. The 2013 session ends on March 14, 2013. Since the legislature's website was redesigned, there are several ways to follow proceedings from the... Joanne Vandestreek
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