Harold B. Lee Library. Catalog Dept.

The Harold B. Lee Library Catalog Dept. was created in 1973, following the renaming and renovation of the J. Reuben Clark Jr., Library to the Harold B. Lee Library. The Catalog Dept. was renamed Cataloging Services in 2007. Department chairs included Gloria Jenson (1973-1993), and Carla Kupitz (1993-2007).

Variant names

Cataloging Dept.


Established: 1973

Abolished: 2007

Location: Provo, Utah (1973-2007)


The department was responsible for cataloging library resources for patron access, including both copy cataloging and original cataloging. Auxiliary services were also provided by the department.

Assets and Administrative Structure

In 1993, the department reorganized into eight specialized teams focusing on areas such as reclass, special collections, humanities, and foreign language. This change replaced the subdivision of the department into cataloging units. The department was organized into three cataloging units, an RLIN unit, and a typing-labeling pool. In 2006, the department was organized into sections, including area studies, special collections, and staff and serials. The department was divided into two departments and a unit in 2007 in accordance with the library's new strategic directions.

The department was organized under a chairperson who reported to the Director of Libraries.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Harold B. Lee Library (1973-1980)

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

Superior unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Collection Development and Technical Services Division (2002-2007)

Associated Archival Materials

Harold B. Lee Library records (UA 1242, box 51)


Biennial And Annual Reports, 1973-2001 (placement in Technical Services)

Harold B. Lee Library records, box 51 (Gloria Jenson retirement and Carla Kupitz installed as dept. chair, 1993)

Harold B. Lee Library files, circa 1955-1993: (Directly under Library Director)

Harold B. Lee Library annual report, Sept. 1, 2005-Dec. 31, 2006, 2006: p. 1 (dept. split into three sections: Area Studies, Special Collections, and staff and serials)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2011-00112

Creator: UPB