Harold B. Lee Library. Serials Dept.

Placed in the Technical Services Division upon the creation of that division in 1980. Immediately prior to its incorporation in the new division as a department, it was the Serials Section. It was first chaired by Kirk Memmott (1980-1991). The director then became the Serials Librarian, the first being Keith Westover (1991-1995) and now Dennis Bernards (1996- ).


Established: 1980

Location: Provo, Utah (1980- )


The function of the Serials Dept. is to manage all aspects of the ordering, payment, receipt, and processing of serial publications (in all formats - print, electronic, etc.) that become part of the library collection.

Assets and Administrative Structure

Comprised of four sections: Records Control, Serials Record, Serials Office, and Serials Bindery. At various times included Bindery Preparations, Exchange, and Automation sections.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Technical Services Division (1980- )


Harold B. Lee Library records, 1954-2003: box 51 (formerly section, dept. in 1980, placement in Technical Services; chairs Memmott, 1980-1991, Westover, 1991-1995, and Bernards, 1996- )

Brigham Young University web page "BYU Serials Personnel," June 7, 2011 (Dennis Bernards, current Serials Librarian) https://net.lib.byu.edu/serials/contact.html

Email from Dennis Bernards, 6-10-11 (Function)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2011-00111

Creator: UPB