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

Brian Rennick

Brian Rennick

Interim 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 his/her absence.

J. Michael Hunter

J. Michael Hunter

Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning

Responsible for the Library’s programs related to research consultations and library instruction. Administers all discipline-specific and specialized service points, including help desks for the Humanities, the Sciences, the Social Sciences, Special Collections, Music, Religion, Family History, the Experiential Lab, the Experiential Studio, Geospatial Services & Training, Media Production, Software Training, the Multimedia Lab, Online Learning, and the Research and Writing Center. Administers the subject librarian liaison program and programs of the Special Collections curators. Also has responsibility for the Library Instruction program and the Education in Zion Gallery in the Joseph F. Smith Building.

Russell Taylor

Maggie Kopp

Interim Associate University Librarian for Collection Services

Responsible for the administration and planning of Library’s collection development and collections management objectives, including materials acquisition; information licensing; circulation, reserve, interlibrary loan; scholarly communications; conservation and book repair; stacks management; and digitization and digital preservation of library materials.

Robert Murdoch

Kjerste Christensen

Interim Associate University Librarian for Metadata and Information Technology

Responsible for administration of the library’s metadata and information technology objectives, including IT operations, library information systems, software engineering, IT research and development, archival processing, cataloging, metadata, and authorities.

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

Executive Assistant

Ava Cecil

Administrative Assistant

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.