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

126 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802
Robert  Alan

Robert Alan

Head Acquisition Services

Acquisitions Services Staff

Name Title Email Office Phone
Robert Alan Head Acquisition Services roa1@psu.edu 814-867-0789
Margaret Beckner Information Resources and Services Support Specialist mjb37@psu.edu 814-863-7512
Anne Belden Information Resources and Services Support Specialist acb243@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Heather Benner Budget Analyst and Acquisitions Supervisor hab3@psu.edu 814-867-0792
Patti Berky Library Acquisitions Support Specialist paf3@psu.edu 814-867-0894
Grace Brooks Serials Supervisor gem10@psu.edu 814-867-0787
James DeVoss Electronic Resources Specialist jad233@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Jeffrey Doane Information Resources and Services Support Specialist jjd36@psu.edu 814-863-7545
Lynette Farwell Library Serials Support Specialist ldf4@psu.edu 814-867-1032
Carolyn Hertzog Electronic Resources Specialist cch6@psu.edu 814-867-1004
James Jamison Electronic Resources Specialist jaj115@psu.edu 814-867-0886
Bei Jiang Library Acquisitions Support Specialist bxj12@psu.edu 867-0795
Daniel Keller Library Acquisitions Support Specialist dgk5@psu.edu 814-867-0876
Lioubov Lvova Library Serials Support Specialist lml14@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Susan Owens Library Acquisitions Support Specialist sao1@psu.edu 814-867-0884
Sharon Smith Library Serials Support Specialist sjs2@psu.edu 867-1023
Cindy Spotts Part Time Staff css8@psu.edu 814-865-1858
Beth Watson Library Serials Support Specialist eaw3@psu.edu (814) 867-1031
Jill Weaver Library Acquisitions Support Specialist jew13@psu.edu 814-867-0893