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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 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 annual report

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA SC 96

Harold B. Lee Library audio-visual training material

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 1204
Scope and Contents Contains three videos and one DVD used in the training of library staff. Titles include "Murder in the Stacks," "Library Security: Expecting the Unexpected," and "I Am BYU."
Dates: approximately 1990-1999

Harold B. Lee Library audit report

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 764
Scope and Contents Report outlines the library's activities, accomplishments, and problems during the 1976-1977 academic year. Includes graphs and organizational charts.
Dates: 1977

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 committee minutes and correspondence, 1954-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence and meeting minutes from various library committees and departments, including the Administrative Council, Haybron Adams, and the Learning Resource Committee. Dates from 1954 to 2005.
Dates: 1954-2005

Harold B. Lee Library director email, 2003-2013

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 2
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains the email correspondence of library director H. Julene Butler. Dates are from 2003 to 2013.
Dates: 2003-2013

Harold B. Lee Library drawings of addition

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1002
Scope and Contents Consists of two drawings made of the addition to the Harold B. Lee Library. One picture is larger than the other. A note accompanying the second picture describes the role of Brigham Young University students in the raising of funds to help in the construction.
Dates: approximately 1974

Harold B. Lee Library event advertisements

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5281
Scope and Contents Contains flyers, posters, and advertisements for events at the Harold B. Lee Library. Posters highlight exhibits in Special Collections and throughout the library. Additional materials include posters advertising events on and around campus, information about library use, and inspirational quotes. Dated approximately 2004-2018.
Dates: approximately 2004-2018

Harold B. Lee Library History in Your Attic collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8845
Scope and Contents The History in Your Attic project began as Pioneers in Your Attic in a group effort between the Utah Academic Library Consortium and the Mountain West Digital Library to document the pioneer history of Utah through digitization of personal manuscript materials of the residents of the state. The scope of the project broadened when very few of the materials were specific to the pioneers and now includes any materials from the 19th century through 1950. The objective of the project is to scan the...
Dates: 2013-2016