Technicial Services

Kathern Benny
Ext. 398
Manager, Technical Services
Lee Terry Cataloger/Reference Librarian
Ext. 394

Technical Services is responsible for acquiring, cataloging, processing, and maintaining the library materials. The materials we work with include books, periodicals, microforms, media, and government documents.
Our specific responsibilities include:

Placing orders for print, microform and media resources
Receiving library materials
Cataloguing, either from copy or originally
Processing materials for placement in the stacks
Managing serials subscriptions, periodicals and newspapers
Receiving and processing government documents
Updating records in the online catalog (OPAL)
Cataloging and processing books for the Peace Resource Center
In addition to acquiring new materials, we maintain and preserve existing library materials. We either do in-house repair or prepare and send materials out for binding.
A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to ensure the patrons can find the information they need.