The Harold B. Lee Library Mission Statement

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.

Library Administration

Jennifer F. Paustenbaugh

Jennifer F. Paustenbaugh

University Librarian

Responsible for the overall administration and management of the Harold B. Lee Library.

C. Jeffrey Belliston

C. Jeffrey Belliston

Senior Associate University Librarian

Responsible for day-to-day operational issues in the Library and directly oversees the areas of process improvement, building management, and personnel. The Senior Associate University Librarian acts in the stead of the University Librarian during her absence.

J. Michael Hunter

J. Michael Hunter

Associate University Librarian for Public Services

Responsible for the Library’s programs and services to the public. Administers all public services and access services, including general and subject-specific reference services, Library Instruction & Information Literacy, Media Center, Circulation, Reserve, Interlibrary Loan, Learning Commons, and Scholarly Communications.

Robert Murdoch

Robert G. Murdoch

Associate University Librarian for Collection Development & Technical Services

Responsible for the administration and planning of Library’s collection development objectives, materials acquisition, information licensing, and all functions relating to the cataloging and providing access to library and information resources. Oversees subject librarian activities and the Cataloging & Metadata, Acquisitions and Serials Departments.

Brian Rennick

Brian Rennick

Associate University Librarian for Information Technology

Responsible for the Library Information Technology programs including public workstations, library programs, and software.

Russell Taylor

Russell Taylor

Associate University Librarian for Special Collections

Responsible for the Special Collections Department; University Records Management; the Conservation Department; the Exhibition Services Department; Digital Preservation; the Education in Zion exhibit; and digitization of Special Collections materials.

Other Personnel

Allen Arnoldsen

Allen Arnoldsen

Library Controller

Christine Musick

Christine Musick

Assistant Controller

Roger Layton

Roger Layton

Library Communications Manager

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Wendy Duran

Administrative Assistant

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Jewel Marsh

Executive Secretary

Location/Hours

  • 2060 HBLL (LAO Reception)
  • 8am – 5pm (Mon – Fri)

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Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in employment opportunities at the Library, contact Library Human Resources.

Memorial Program

The Library’s Memorial Program is a plan where friends of BYU can memorialize a loved one through contributions to the University libraries. For a minimum contribution of $10, a book will be placed in the Harold B. Lee Library in memory of your loved one. Acknowledgment of your gift is sent immediately to the family of the deceased. A special bookplate will be placed in the book, giving the name of the person being memorialized and the name of the donor.

For further information on how you can contribute to this program, contact the Library Administrative Offices at (801) 422-2905 or at lao@byu.edu.