Libraries

Resource Management Services

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Overview

WIU Libraries' Resource Management Services (RMS) Unit encompasses the activities of acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, digitization, e-resource management, information systems and web services. Located on Malpass Library’s main (2nd) floor, we work to acquire, organize and make content available in print and digital formats. We support library unit and branch operations, serving and assisting library personnel and the patrons who utilize library systems. Throughout, we endeavor to make intellectual content usable and accessible.

Note: We are currently accepting applications for the position of E-Resources & Collections Librarian. An ALA-accredited MLS plus a second masters is required for this tenure track faculty position. Please consider joining our team! See detailed information and apply online. Screening will begin on August 2, 2021. APPOINTMENT: October 1, 2021.



For more information, please contact:
Hunter Dunlap, Professor & Systems Librarian
Coordinator of Resource Management Services

 

Acquisitions

Acquisitions is responsible for acquiring library materials and resources for the collection. Acqusitions is responsible for monitoring and disbursement of the library's materials budget; bibliographic verification, ordering, receiving and payment related to books, periodicals and non-print media; collection, sorting and distribution of the library's mail; and processing of gifts to the library. Acquisitions works closely with other RMS areas to collect, organize and make print and e-resources available.


For more information, please contact:
Haley Hickenbottom, Library Operations Associate


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Cataloging

Cataloging is responsible for organizing library materials and resources to facilitate access to the collection.



For more information, please contact:
Brian Clark, Professor & Cataloging Librarian
Diane Billeter, Senior Library Specialist
Heather Piper, Senior Library Specialist


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Collection Development

While we desire to collect in all areas of academic and intellectual inquiry, our central focus is on the curriculum and the materials which support our students’ needs in terms of both instruction and research. Beyond this main objective, we will collect in areas of general information and reference, and recreational needs. Our goal is to create a high quality collection and appropriate online access to information. The Collection Development Librarian working with the Library Liaisons will monitor the selection process, evaluation of the collection, and allocation of the materials budget. Preservation and the process by which materials are withdrawn are also essential to the collection.



For more information, please contact:
Haley Hickenbottom (interim contact)


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E-Resources

This area coordinates the library's selection and management of e-bibliographic resources including e-books, e-journals, aggregated databases and other digital packages.



For more information, please contact:
Brian Clark (interim contact)


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Digitization

Digitization specializes in the creation of digital objects, descriptive metadata and online collections. Efforts are geared towards Interlibrary Loan services, Reserves, online access, collection development and preservation. We address the Libraries' mission to "support the education, research and information needs of the faculty, the university administration, staff, students, and the people of the region by making its rich collections and information services available anytime and anywhere" (see Annual Report, Strategic Plan). We are a regional leader in the creation of digital collections and collaborating with rural communities to create on-demand objects for public access.


For more information, please contact:
Julia Thompson, Senior Library Specialist


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Information Systems / Web Services

Information Systems administers the Alma integrated library management system and coordinates, develops and maintains WIU Libraries' web presence. We support library unit and branch operations, serving and assisting library personnel and the patrons who utilize library systems.

We take data and make it usable, both internally and externally as we create reports, facilitate online access to numerous bibliographic databases and information services, operate a Linux server, maintain a proxy server, develop customized database apps/systems, and design web user interfaces to enhance access to library collections and other e-services.

Information Systems coordinates with Library Computer Services, University Technology, and the CARLI consortium, facilitating access to e-resources/services in support of the Libraries' educational mission.


System Status
Alma/Primo VE
CARLI Consortium
Web Apps/Services

For more information, please contact:
Hunter Dunlap, Professor & Systems Librarian


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