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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

Harold B. Lee Library records on Ameritech

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 868
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence, memoranda, contracts, quote summaries, license agreements, a manual, and an Ameritech proposal for an automated library system to be used by a consortium of Utah colleges and universities. Brigham Young University elected not to use the Ameritech system.
Dates: 1995-1998

Harold B. Lee Library records on library information systems, 1987-1998

 Series — Carton: 25, Folder: 1-10
Identifier: UA 5452 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains materials from Harold B. Lee Libraries Information Systems department, Such as GTO meeting minutes, GTO-OCLA operating instructions, S.I.N. manual, department statistics. Also contains YNET Advisory Committee meeting minutes, agendas, and reports. Materials were gathered by Harold B. Lee Libraries Computer Applications Librarian, Kayla Willey, who also chaired YNET Advisory Committee from 1994 to 1995. Dated from 1987 to 1998.
Dates: 1987-1998

John O. Christensen correspondence on the integrated library system, 1986-1989

 Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 9-14
Identifier: UA 5660 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains letters from other universities about the integrated library system (ILS). Dates range from 1986 to 1989.
Dates: 1986-1989