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In 1973, the J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library was renamed the Harold B. Lee Library. The library building was expanded in 1976 and 1999 and continues to provide students and faculty access to scholarly materials. 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), and Jennifer Paustenbaugh (2013- ).
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In 1973, the J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library was renamed the Harold B. Lee Library. The library building was expanded in 1976 and 1999 and continues to provide students and faculty access to scholarly materials. 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), Brian Rennick (interim, 2019-2020), and Richard B. Anderson (2020- ).
 
==Variant names==
 
==Variant names==
  

Latest revision as of 10:05, 21 October 2020

In 1973, the J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library was renamed the Harold B. Lee Library. The library building was expanded in 1976 and 1999 and continues to provide students and faculty access to scholarly materials. 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), Brian Rennick (interim, 2019-2020), and Richard B. Anderson (2020- ).

Variant names

Lee Library

Brigham Young University. Harold B. Lee Library

HBLL

BYU Library

Description

Established: 1973

Location: Provo, Utah (1973- )

Functions

The Harold B. Lee Library supports the academic and religious mission of Brigham Young University and its sponsor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The library's mission is to acquire, organize, preserve, and make readily available collections of scholarly and related materials in all media; to assist patrons in finding and using information available at the University and elsewhere; and to encourage lifelong learning.

From 1981-1986 the University Librarian was responsible for the head of the library and campus Learning Resource Centers.

In 2004 the library administered the General Information Services unit, under which the Digital Multimedia Section, Distributed Learning Section, Information Commons/Reference Section, and Information Literacy Section of the Library were all combined. Within this unit also resided the Learning Resource Centers. This unit lasted until 2010 when the unit was merged with Periodicals and renamed Learning Commons.

Learning Commons included: creative learning rooms, the Writing Fellows Program, the writing lab, The Hub (Freshman Mentoring Space), an Accounting Lab, reference desks and services, multimedia labs and services, and periodicals.

Assets and Administrative Structure

Internally, the 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. Externally, the library was aligned with Media Services under the Assistant Academic Vice President of the University in 1973.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University (1973- )

Earlier unit: J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library (1961-1973)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Catalog Dept. (1973-1980)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Collection Development Division (1980-1990)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Collection Development and Public Services Division (1990-2002)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Collection Development and Technical Services Division (2002- )

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Dept. of Archives and Manuscripts (1974)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Digital Imaging Dept. (1997-2004)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Educational Media Services (1973-1976)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. General Services Division (1985-1991)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Information Services Division (1979-1985)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Library Information Technology Division (2007- )

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Learning Resource Centers Dept. (1973-1978)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Media Center (2010-)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Multimedia Unit (2005-2007)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Public Services (1973-1979)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Promotions and Outreach (2008-)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Records Management Committee (1973)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Special Collections Division (1997- )

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Staff Development Office (1996-2003)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Technical Services Division (1980-2002)

Subordinate unit: Harold B. Lee Library. University Archives and Records Management (1991-1997)

Associated Archival Materials

Harold B. Lee Library files, 1955-1993 (MSS 2207)

Harold B. Lee Library records, 1954-1999 (UA 1242)

Sources

Brigham Young University Web page "Library Administrative Offices", April 13, 2011 (Mission Statement) http://lib.byu.edu/departs/lao.php

HBLL Annual Reports, 2004-2005; p. 1 (General Information Services coordinator positions reduced to Reference Services Coordinator and Library Collections Coordinator; Distributed Learning and Information Literacy Sections combined and placed under supervision of the Distributed Learning Services Librarian ; Mike Hill moved to Multimedia Section and Cyndee Frazier moved to Information Commons Section as department organization shifted), p. 2 (Multimedia Production Team was removed from General Information Services and placed under Public Services), p. 6 (The department managed the Information Commons, creating collaborative workstations and multimedia work stations. The department offered basic classes on scanning and bibliographic management software), Library and Information Resources Appendix (Description of reference and information services, information literacy services, information commons)

HBLL Annual Reports, 2005-2006; p. 1 (Mike Hill and Multimedia Section transferred from General Information Services to Library Information Systems Department) p. 8 (The department managed the Information Desk ; Department staff was partially responsible for teaching first year writing classes) p.10 (The Learning Resource Center functioned as a sub-united of the Multimedia Unit)

Library website http://lib.byu.edu/sites/informationcommons/, 8/24/2012: (Functions of the Learning Commons)

HBLL Annual Report 2009: p. 1 (Periodicals Department merged with General Information Services Department and renamed Learning Commons Department. Allyson Washburn named chair of Learning Commons)

HBLL Annual Report 2010: p. 6-7 (Learning Commons department functions)

HBLL personnel directory, via WWW, Mar. 20, 2013 (Scott Duvall; interim university librarian)

ARL e-news for library directors, via WWW, Mar. 20, 2013 (Jennifer Paustenbaugh appointed university librarian, effective Mar. 25, 2013)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00083

LCCN: n 82166184

Creator: UPB