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 Information Resources and Services Support Specialist caa6@psu.edu 814-867-1031
Margaret Beckner Monograph Acquisitions Supervisor mjb37@psu.edu 814-863-7512
Anne Belden Information Resources and Services Support Specialist acb243@psu.edu 814-867-0889
Jette Clouser Information Resources and Services Support Specialist bec15@psu.edu 814-867-1005
James DeVoss Electronic Resources Specialist jad233@psu.edu 814-867-0892
Jeffrey Doane Information Resources and Services Support Specialist jjd36@psu.edu 814-863-7545
James Jamison Electronic Resources Specialist jaj115@psu.edu 814-867-0886
Daniel Keller Library Acquisitions Support Specialist dgk5@psu.edu 814-867-0876
Erin King Information Resources and Services Support Specialist euk2@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Nonny Schlotzhauer Interim Head Acquisitions Services vxs120@psu.edu 814-863-4644
Nicole Schwindenhammer Information Resources and Services Specialist nmf119@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Sharon Smith Library Serials Support Specialist sjs2@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Cindy Spotts Information Resources and Services Support Specialist css8@psu.edu 814-867-0877
Lauren Waite Acquisitions and Budget Specialist law246@psu.edu 814-867-0792
Lori Witherite-Zellers Information Resources and Services Specialist lkw113@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Minhwa Youn Monograph Acquisitions Specialist mby5076@psu.edu 814-867-1004