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Acquisitions and Collection Development Guide

This guide will be your go-to spot to answer commonly asked questions

What We Do (in a nutshell)

We are responsible for ordering, receiving, cataloging, processing, and arranging payment for all new library materials, which include print, audio, video, games, manipulatives, and eBooks. We also monitor and manage the budget that is used to pay for these materials.

  • Facilitate the selection of new materials for the Library by faculty and staff, students, and librarian selectors.
  • Acquire books, videos, and curriculum center manipulatives for Lavery Library, St. John Fisher University.
  • Process and catalog the items so that they are available to be found using the Library's online catalog and on the shelves.
  • We adapt to our constituents' changing needs and view our role as providing valuable information tools.

How we help you:

  • Faculty get materials needed for teaching and research activities
  • Students get materials needed for assignments, recreation, current awareness

Our mission: Delivering services and information in the most effective and efficient way possible.

Our motto: Information without obstacles.

The Humans Behind the Tech

Kate Ross: Head of Technical Services/Acquisitions Librarian

Two Acquisitions Assistants

Two student workers

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