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Harold B. Lee Library

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1973-

Administrative History

The Harold B. Lee Library (1973- ) is the library on the campus of Brigham Young University, and is responsible for providing students and the community with valuable resources for research, media projects, and personal use.

The Harold B. Lee Library was aligned with Media Services under the Assistant Academic Vice President of Brigham Young University in 1973. In that same year, the J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library was renamed the Harold B. Lee Library. Internally, the Harold B. Lee Library is managed by the library director, who is aided by an associate university librarian and assistant university librarians, who oversee divisions of the library. Directors have included Donald K. Nelson (1973-1980), Sterling J. Albrecht (1980-2002), Randy J. Olsen (2002-2009), Julene Butler (2010-2012), Scott Duvall (interim, 2012-2013), Jennifer Paustenbaugh (2013-2019), and Brian Rennick (interim, 2019- ). The library building was expanded in 1976 and 2000, and continues to provide students and faculty access to scholarly materials.

Citation

Its Mormon manuscripts to 1846, 1977

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, via WWW, Apr. 13, 2009 (BYU Library)

Brigham Young University campus map, via WWW, Apr. 13, 2009 (Harold B. Lee Library; Lee Library; HBLL; originally named the J. Reuben Clark Library, but library name was changed)

Harold B. Lee Library, via WWW, Apr. 13, 2009 (library renamed in 1973)

BYU Organizationational History Project website, viewed on Dec. 2, 2011 (Harold B. Lee Library; university library at Brigham Young University; previously known as J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library, renamed 1973; library directors: Donald K. Nelson, 1973-1980; Sterling J. Albrecht, 1980-2002; Randy J. Olsen, 2002-2009; Julene Butler, 2010- )

BYU Organizational History Project website, via WWW, Oct. 31, 2014 (Julene Butler, 2010-2012; Scott Duvall (interim), 2012-2013; Jennifer Paustenbaugh, 2013- )

E-mail from Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Nov. 22, 2019 (resigning from position, effective immediately)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Harold B. Lee Library agenda and media items on expansion groundbreaking

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA SC 88
Scope and Contents Includes the radio report released by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about the groundbreaking of the Lee Library addition.
Dates: 1996

Harold B. Lee Library records on committees, 2003-2012

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 1
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 12
Scope and Contents Contains agendas, reports, charges, and other materials related to the committees sponsored by the Harold B. Lee Library. Dates are from 2003 to 2012.
Dates: 2003-2012

Harold B. Lee Library records on the annual fall meeting, 2005-2011

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 1
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains presentations, agendas, and activities for the annual fall meeting held by the library each year in August. Dates are from 2005 to 2011.
Dates: 2005-2011

Harold B. Lee Library records on the Greater Western Library Alliance, 2011

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 1
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains information related to the library's involvement with the Greater Western Library Alliance. Dates are from 2011.
Dates: 2011