Collection Maintenance

About Collection Maintenance

All items in the Penn State University Libraries' collections have one, and only one, place to be shelved. The Collection Maintenance Unit maintains the collections in the Pattee and Paterno Libraries and assists the University Park Branch Libraries with their collections as needed. More than 30 miles of collections are housed in the Pattee and Paterno Libraries alone.

The overarching goal of collection maintenance is to make sure that the collections can be accessed by all patrons with the greatest possible ease. Whether a piece of material is new, has been used in-house, or has circulated outside of the Libraries, the Collection Maintenance Unit will have handled it as some point.

Included in the responsibilities of the Collection Maintenance Unit are shelf reading; shifting materials; wayfinding, and responding to problems affecting the availabily of the collections, such as disaster recovery.

Most materials are organized by the Library of Congress classification system, but large amounts of materials are also organized using the Superintendent of Document and Educational Cutter systems.  These systems place a vast amount of material into a framework that makes the collections manageable for University Libraries patrons.

Department Contact Information

W108 Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802-1800
Verne  Neff

Verne Neff

Manager Collection Maintenance and Annex

Collection Maintenance Staff

Name Title Email Office Phone
Caitlin Baran Part Time Staff ceb25@psu.edu 814-865-5420
Paul C Burnell Part Time Staff pcb15@psu.edu 814-865-5420
Matthew Cinquino Part Time Staff mjc365@psu.edu 814-865-5420
Nichole Corrigan Records Maintenance Specialist nyc102@psu.edu 814-865-5420
Katherine Crissy Information Resources and Services Support Specialist kmc21@psu.edu 814-865-5420
Ethan Eissenstat Records Maintenance Specialist ele5003@psu.edu 814-865-5420
Tom Hendricks Part Time Staff twh151@psu.edu 814-865-5420
Earl Houser Supervisor Collection Maintenance ejh10@psu.edu 814-867-1619
Yan Lu Part Time Staff yul439@psu.edu 814-865-5420
Matthew Mangarella Part Time Staff mjm62@psu.edu 814-865-5420
Verne Neff Manager Collection Maintenance and Annex van1@psu.edu 814-863-0919
Nicole Schwindenhammer Information Resources and Services Support Specialist nmf119@psu.edu 814-865-5420
JoAnn Smith Part Time Staff jfs39@psu.edu 814-865-5420
Carrie Vance Part Time Staff cjv12@psu.edu 814-865-5420
Barbara Weaver Part Time Staff bjw263@psu.edu 814-865-5420