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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 10 Collections and/or Records:

Gary P. Gillum professional papers, 1970-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2163 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains annual files, assessments, bibliographies, planners, conferences and symposium papers, and the unpublished writings of Gillum. Most of the material concerns Gillum's professional responsibilities as Ancient Studies Librarian, dating from 1970-2007.
Dates: 1970-2007

H. Julene Butler personal papers, approximately 1999-2013

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 1
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains the annual reports, presentations, curriculum vitae, to do lists, and other documents of library director H. Julene Butler. Dates are from approximately 1999 to 2013.
Dates: approximately 1999-2013

Harold B. Lee Library administrative records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2207
Abstract Collection contains files dealing with collection acquisitions for Brigham Young University Special Collections. Contains records for collection development; integrated library system; Alice Louise Reynolds and other collections; different library departments' papers; library annual reports, 1955-1985; budgeting requests and records; insurance values reports; library policy and procedure manuals; and other miscellaneous papers.
Dates: approximately 1955-1993

Harold B. Lee Library annual report

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 844
Scope and Contents Includes statistics on library holdings, use, and employment; summaries of accomplishments and personnel changes; and assessment of needs.
Dates: 1983-1984

Harold B. Lee Library biennial and annual reports

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1015
Scope and Contents Contains official reports which document the activities of the Harold B. Lee Library for each academic year. Materials include discussions of personnel changes, significant accomplishments, organizational changes, library needs, and professional activities. Dated 1966 to 2014.
Dates: 1966-2014

Harold B. Lee Library records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5452
Abstract This collection includes annual reports, library publications, budget records, professional development reports, and archive files of library instruction and information literacy of Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library from 1967-2007. Materials prepared by Marvin E. Wiggins.
Dates: 1967-2007

Harold B. Lee Library reports and procedures, 1954-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains a variety of reports regarding the Harold B. Lee Library from 1954-2007. Materials include annual reports, analyses, and self-study reports and procedual reports from various library departments and committees. Also contains records relating to the building of the J. Reuben Clark Library in 1962 and the 1974 addition. These materials include promotional material such as overheads, audio tracks, and copies of speeches made at the dedication. Additional materials include general reports...
Dates: 1954-2007

Learning Resource Center annual reports

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 5609
Scope and Contents Contains collected annual reports for the Library Learning Resource Division, Educational Media Services, and Harold B. Lee Library from 1970-1990.
Dates: 1970-1990

Mark L. Grover personal annual reports, 1973-2013

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8257 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains copies of Grover's personal annual reports. Reports document Grover's collection development activities, his scholarship, and his involvement with the library profession. Reports date from 1973 to 2013.
Dates: 1973-2013

Social Sciences/Education Department records, 1967-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5452 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains annual reports, library publications, and professional development reports of the Department of Social Sciences from 1967-2007. Materials prepared by Marvin E. Wiggins.
Dates: 1967-2007