Collection Development and Technical Services

IUP Libraries serves the information needs of the university community by providing excellent resources that foster scholarship, support curriculum and teaching, and further intellectual curiosity. The electronic resources and traditional print materials in the collections of the Stapleton, Stabley and Orendorff libraries provide opportunities for student success, faculty research productivity, and lifelong learning to the campus community.

The Libraries are the intellectual center of the university and our collections reflect the unique needs of IUP's academic programs. We directly support the university's mission by providing the resources that engage student and faculty research. We provide the depth and scope of information needed to meet the learning, teaching, and research needs of the IUP community through the wide variety of formats offered and a commitment to accessibility and discoverability.

Our Collections and Technical Services team brings together the several functional areas below to provide "behind the scenes" service and ensure our collection is accessible, discoverable, and relevant. We make sure that incoming print and electronic materials are processed promptly, properly catalogued, and made available to the university community.

Acquisitions / Serials

Acquisition/Serials coordinates purchasing, invoicing, and processing of incoming materials, including serial publications like academic journals and popular magazines. Gifts in kind are also processed by this department.

Delivery Address

G-6 Stapleton Library

431 South Eleventh Street
Indiana, PA 15705
USA

Cataloging, Metadata, and Discovery

Without catalogers, library collections would be disorganized and difficult, if not impossible, to use. Our catalogers are the metadata experts who ensure that everything in our collection is properly classified and organized for maximum findability and usability.

The department processes materials via the Library of Congress (LCC) and Dewey Decimal (DDC) Classification systems.

Collection Development

Collection development is the heart of our efforts to keep our collections current, relevant, and tailored to the academic mission of the University and its many academic departments. The Collections Librarian coordinates the collection development work of IUP's faculty librarians, who carefully select materials to support IUP's academic programs.

The information landscape of today and the future is digital, and the IUP Libraries have embraced that future. The Collection Development Librarian collaborates with IUP's faculty librarians, academic department liaisons, administration, and the other technical services departments to maintain our electronic resources.

Policies

Learn more about how we select and manage the materials in our collections by reviewing our Collection Development and Maintenance Policy.

Personnel

  • Chris Clouser, Collection Development and Web Librarian / 724-357-5697 / cclouser@iup.edu
  • Brian Hunter, Cataloging Technician, 724-357-5756 / mtzd@iup.edu
  • Sara Evans, Serials Assistant / 724-357-2345 / slevans@iup.edu