Technical Services Departments
The Acquisition’s Department purchases monographic resources for the library, including books, DVDs, scores, maps, CD-ROMs, kits, and thesis dissertations. This department also claims overdue orders, and receives and pays for library materials. Library donations are also accepted and reviewed.
- Dianne Centa, Gifts
- Marsha McMullen, Ordering and Claiming
- Pat Orlando, Receiving and Invoice Payment
Catalog, Bindery, Database Maintenance and Authority Control
The mission of the Kent State University Library’s Catalog, Bindery, Database Maintenance and Authority Control Departments is to provide timely and accurate description, online access and physical preparation to the Library’s collections in order to professionally serve the University’s information
We do this through cataloging, classifying, assigning access points, providing authority control and database maintenance and through binding, preserving, protecting and preparing library materials for patron use.
If you are having a problem accessing library materials, please use the Ask Us link to contact a librarian.
- Margaret Maurer, Head, Catalog and Metadata
- Sevim McCutcheon, Catalog Librarian
- Books, ETDs, Rush Materials
- Roman Panchyshyn, Catalog Librarian
- Electronic Resources, Journals
- Weping Zhang, Government Documents Librarian
- Government Documents
- Peter Lisius, Music & Media Cataloging Librarian
- Music, Scores, AV Materials
Database Maintenance and Authority Control
- Amey Park, Database Maintenance Librarian
- Sue Giles, Bindery Supervisor
Collection Management works to develop the library collections in support of the University's instructional and research needs. The Unit is responsible for developing and reviewing the collection development budget through cooperation with subject librarians and academic departments. Work also involves coordinating the monographic approval plan, responding to state-wide and local purchasing opportunities, participating in the state-wide depository system planning and weeding.
Receiving & Delivery
The Receiving & Delivery Department delivers mail and UPS/FedEx packages to all units within University Library. This department also sets-up equipment on campus for classroom use and delivers library material to departmental offices and student dorms. Daily OhioLINK materials are received and shipped to the proper library.
- Penny Englehart , Receiving and Delivery Coordinator
Serials & Electronic Resources
The Serials & Electronic Resources Department manages access to electronic resources and provides pricing and arranges for product trials. This department orders, claims, receives and pays for both print and electronic journal subscriptions.
- Dianne Centa, Print Journal Weeding
- Rochelle Gray, Print Journal Weeding
- Sharon Hackett, Serials/ERM Librarian, Electronic Resource Management, Access Issues
- Felicia Hazen, Price/Trial Information, Ordering and Invoice Payment
- Anita Martin, Receiving, Print Journal Weeding, Copy Cataloging
- Jennifer Rice, Claiming, Print Journal Weeding
- Paula Wright, Serials Manager, Price/Trial Information, Ordering and Invoice Payment, Access Issues
The Systems unit provides services to all nine campuses and has a tradition of being a technology leader for the University. It is composed of three teams that work closely with each other.
Integrated Library System Team: Manages KentLINK, the university's Innovative Interfaces system, and works with University Information Systems and OhioLINK to make integration with other systems as seamless as possible. Supports OCLC Connexion. Provides support for ERes (electronic reserves). Coordinates submission of electronic theses and dissertations with our graduate schools and the Ohio-LINK ETD Center.
Web Team: Develops and maintains a wide variety of web sites, web programming applications and a staff intranet. Builds specialized tools and services for library patrons and staff. Automates routine system maintenance tasks.
Net Team: Manages network authorizations. Procures, deploys, and maintains hardware and software for workstations and library classrooms on the Kent campus.
- Tom Klingler, Assistant Dean, Technical Services
- Joe Corall, Senior Applications Developer
- Ginnie Dressler, Digital Projects Librarian
- David Gaj, Senior Applications Developer
- Damond Harris, Senior IT User Support Analyst
- George Leggiero, Senior Applications Support Analyst
- Andy Martineau, Lead IT User Support Analyst
- Jeff Remley, Senior Applications Developer
- Kelly Shook, Senior Applications Support Analyst