Bibliographic Services

Mission

To provide the very best service to our academic and professional community, drawing from the very best talent and resources available.

About

The Bibliographic Services Department is comprised of units which function in a blended, team environment. Faculty librarians serve in supervisory roles to facilitate day to day management of the units: Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Serials and Electronic Resources.

Librarians have areas of administrative responsibility in addition to supervisory roles within a unit. They provide cross training and support, drawing from their areas of expertise, during the annual routine cycle of ordering, receiving, cataloging, and processing materials for the library collections. Librarians participate in decision making and contribute to the development of policies and procedures. Auxiliary responsibilities include database maintenance and repair, metadata enhancement for digital collections, authority control, government document cataloging and processing, and Preservation and binding.

Bibliographic Services staff members contribute in essential ways to the work of the deparment. They provide timely ordering, cataloging, and processing of library materials. Over time, department staff members become the resident experts in acquisitions processes, original and copy cataloging in multiple formats, collection management projects, physical processing, and repair, stablization and preservation of library materials. They train and supervise student workers, also.

Department personnel derive their primary work identity from assignment to a specific unit but are also cross trained in some areas. For example, almost everyone does cataloging work, but not all are in the Cataloging Unit. Most do physical processing tasks, which is preservation work. Cross training enables staff to perform additional work assignments across unit lines as required. This approach in management of the department encourages cooperation, collaboration and a team esprit de corps.

Organization Chart

Bibliographic Services Department

Department Head (Vacant)

Acquisitions Unit

Acquisitions Librarian

Acquisitions Supv.
Acquisitions Spec. III

 

 

Cataloging Unit

Catalog Librarian

Catalog Librarian

Catalog Specialist V
Catalog Specialist IV
Cataloging Spec. II
Cataloging Spec. II
Part Time Cataloger

Serials and Electronic Resources Unit

Serials Librarian

Serials Supv.
Preservation Coord.
Serials Spec. I

 

Librarians

Linda Ginn, Assoc. Professor
Catalog Librarian and Head, General Collections Cataloging Unit
601-266-6398
Linda.Ginn@usm.edu

Carol Green, Assoc. Professor
Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian and Head, Serials and Electronic Resources Unit
601-266-4476
Carol.Green@usm.edu
Xiaojie Duan, Asst. Professor
Catalog Librarian
601-266-5289
Xiaojie.Duan@usm.edu

Jen Culley, Asst. Professor
Acquisitions Librarian and Head, Acquisitions Unit
601-266-6209
Jennifer.Culley@usm.edu

Last Revision: March 2015

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