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 caa6@psu.edu 814-867-1031
Margaret Beckner Monograph Acquisitions Manager mjb37@psu.edu 814-863-7512
Anne Belden Electronic Resource Acquisitions Specialist acb243@psu.edu 814-867-0889
Jette Clouser Monograph Acquisitions Specialist bec15@psu.edu 814-867-1005
James DeVoss Electronic Resource Acquisitions Specialist jad233@psu.edu 814-867-0892
M Derek Gideon Monographs Cataloger and Acquisitions Specialist mdg28@psu.edu 814-865-1858
James Jamison Electronic Resource Acquisitions Specialist jaj115@psu.edu 814-867-0886
Daniel Keller Monograph Acquisitions Specialist dgk5@psu.edu 814-867-0876
Erin King Monograph Acquisitions Specialist euk2@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Katie Pentzer Monograph Acquisitions Specialist kjs5305@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Nonny Schlotzhauer Interim Head Acquisitions Services vxs120@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Sharon Smith Serial Acquisitions Specialist sjs2@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Cindy Spotts Monograph Acquisitions Specialist css8@psu.edu 814-867-0877
Lauren Waite Acquisitions Budget Analyst law246@psu.edu 814-867-0792
Clay Wulbrecht Serial Acquisitions Specialist crw5624@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Minhwa Youn Monograph Acquisitions Specialist mby5076@psu.edu 814-867-1004