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
Margaret Beckner Information Resources and Services Support Specialist 814-863-7512
Anne Belden Information Resources and Services Support Specialist 814-865-1858
Grace Brooks Serials Supervisor 814-867-0787
Jette Clouser Information Resources and Services Support Specialist 814-865-1858
James DeVoss Electronic Resources Specialist 814-865-1858
Jeffrey Doane Information Resources and Services Support Specialist 814-863-7545
Lynette Farwell Library Serials Support Specialist 814-867-1032
James Jamison Electronic Resources Specialist 814-867-0886
Bei Jiang Library Acquisitions Support Specialist 814-867-0795
Daniel Keller Library Acquisitions Support Specialist 814-867-0876
Lioubov Lvova Library Serials Support Specialist 814-865-1858
Julia Proctor Head Acquisitions Services 814-867-0789
Sharon Smith Library Serials Support Specialist 814-867-1023
Cindy Spotts Information Resources and Services Support Specialist 814-867-0877
Lauren Waite Acquisitions and Budget Specialist 814-865-1858
Beth Watson Library Serials Support Specialist 814-867-1031