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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 220 Collections and/or Records:

Harold B. Lee Library reaccreditation self-study

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA SC 52
Scope and Contents Contains a self-study of the Harold B. Lee Library, produced in 1995.
Dates: Publication: 1995

Harold B. Lee Library records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1242
Scope and Contents Contains records on the Harold B. Lee Library regarding the Library Administrative Offices, various committees, the new addition, personnel, and collection development. Materials include correspondence, minutes, reports, instrument of gift forms, and an assortment of plaques. Dates from 1954 to 2012.
Dates: 1954-2012

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 records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 549
Scope and Contents Includes files of the various departments within the library. Contains correspondence, reports, newsclippings, publications, statistics and minutes. Also includes information concerning the J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Library and Brigham Young University Library.
Dates: 1954-1976

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 assessment, 2003-2012

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 1
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains information documenting the assessment activities of the Harold B. Lee Library including involvement with university accreditation, internal unit reviews, program assessments, and collection assessments. Dates are from 2003 to 2012.
Dates: 2003-2012

Harold B. Lee Library records on booksellers, 1952-1998

 Series
Identifier: UA 5572 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains records of collections acquired for the Harold B. Lee library from booksellers.
Dates: 1952-1998

Harold B. Lee Library records on budget and resource planning, 2003-2012

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 1
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains files related to the budgeting and resource planning activies of the Harold B. Lee Library. Dates are from 2003 to 2012.
Dates: 2003-2012

Harold B. Lee Library records on building and space issues, 2004-2013

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 1
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains information on the management of the Harold B. Lee Library building. Dates are from 2004 to 2013.
Dates: 2004-2013

Harold B. Lee Library records on business travel, 2006-2012

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 1
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 23
Scope and Contents Contains information on business travel for the library from 2006 and a program information from the 2012 Utah Library Association meeting. Dates are from 2006 and 2012.
Dates: 2006-2012