Library

Technical Services Department

Mission and Purpose

It is the mission of Technical Services to acquire, make available, and maintain bibliographic control of the materials that support the educational and research needs of Butler University's students and faculty.

Faculty - Ordering Materials for the Libraries

To request that specific books, DVDs, and other materials be ordered for the collections, please email your requests to your Subject Liaison.

The goals of Technical Services are to:

  • Acquire items of all formats as requested by faculty and librarians; manage book and other materials budgets for the Libraries.
  • Catalog and physically process all items; maintain the online catalog and other bibliographic tools that help users identify and locate materials.
  • Initiate and manage subscriptions to print and non-print serials and electronic databases, provide access to detailed holdings information.

The strategies utilized to carry out this mission include:

  • Order, receive, and process payment for materials in a timely and accurate manner; track cost and invoicing information in the online system throughout acquisitions process.
  • Catalog and process materials in all formats in a timely fashion; maintain a quality bibliographic database and adhere to local and national standards.
  • Process transfers, withdrawals, and other changes to the collection in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Maintain awareness of current trends in Acquisitions, Cataloging, Electronic Resources and Serials; implement change when necessary.
  • Maintain WorldShare Management Services, to provide staff the tools necessary to meet the information needs of students.
  • Work with other departments of the Libraries to coordinate functions and streamline processes.
  • Effective and strategic use of coffee.

Staff

Associate Dean for Technical Services

  • Josh Petrusa, Associate Dean for Technical Services
    Irwin Library, IL327, (317) 940-9236, jpetrusa@butler.edu

Acquisitions

  • Josh Petrusa, Associate Dean for Technical Services
    Irwin Library, IL327, (317) 940-9236, jpetrusa@butler.edu
  • Joanna Reinhardt, Acquisitions Associate
    Irwin Library, IL327, (317) 940-6490, jreinha2@butler.edu
  • Nancy Everett, Acquisitions Associate
    Irwin Library, IL327, (317) 940-9582, neverett@butler.edu

Cataloging

  • Janice Gustaferro, Catalog Librarian
    Irwin Library, IL327, (317) 940-9349, jgustafer@butler.edu
  • Carol Doubler, Cataloging Associate
    Irwin Library, IL327, (317) 940-6489, cdoubler@butler.edu
  • Alice Flood, Cataloging Associate
    Irwin Library, IL327, (317) 940-6488, aflood@butler.edu

Serials

  • Virginia Rumph, Serials Librarian
    Irwin Library, IL327, (317) 940-6491, vrumph@butler.edu

Resources

For further resources - general, acquisitions, cataloging and serials.

 

Last updated July 1, 2014.