Acquisitions Services

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries Acquisitions Services Department provides timely, efficient, comprehensive, and effective access to resources in support of the teaching, research, and outreach missions of the University.  We are committed to providing a positive work environment with a diverse staff, fostering teamwork, open communication, respect, and empowerment.  Our responsibilities include:

  • Searching, ordering, claiming, receiving, processing, cataloging and paying materials for the collection in an efficient, cost-effective, timely, accurate, and courteous manner.
  • Prompt and effective spending of the materials budget.
  • Providing available information on the expenditure of funds, availability of materials, vendor performance, gift and exchange materials acknowledgement, binding techniques, and other acquisitions and serials activities to administrators, selectors, other librarians, and patrons.
  • Serving as liaison between the libraries, vendors, publishers, and donors.

Department Contact Information

3 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802

Acquisitions Services Staff

Name Title Email Office Phone
Cynthia Augustine Serial Acquisitions Specialist 814-867-1031
Margaret Beckner Monograph Acquisitions Manager 814-863-7512
Anne Belden Electronic Resource Acquisitions Specialist 814-867-0889
Jette Clouser Monograph Acquisitions Specialist 814-867-1005
James DeVoss Electronic Resource Acquisitions Specialist 814-867-0892
M Derek Gideon Monographs Cataloger and Acquisitions Specialist 814-865-3710
James Jamison Electronic Resource Acquisitions Specialist 814-867-0886
Daniel Keller Monograph Acquisitions Specialist 814-867-0876
Erin King Monograph Acquisitions Specialist 814-863-5535
Katie Pentzer Monograph Acquisitions Specialist 814-865-3749
Nonny Schlotzhauer Interim Head Acquisitions Services 814-863-4644
Sharon Smith Serial Acquisitions Specialist 814-865-1858
Cindy Spotts Monograph Acquisitions Specialist 814-865-1858
Lauren Waite Acquisitions Budget Analyst 814-867-0792
Clay Wulbrecht Serial Acquisitions Specialist 814-865-1858
Minhwa Youn Monograph Acquisitions Specialist 814-867-1004