Department Head: Vacant
Staff: 2 Faculty, .25 FTE Professional and Scientific, 13.25 FTE Merit, 3.72 FTE Students
Physical Location: 204 Parks Library
Units: Monographs Acquisitions; Electronic Resources; Resource Sharing

The Acquisitions Department buys, borrows and lends library materials in multiple formats.

Monographs Acquisitions Unit

Unit Head: Steph Scherbart, Library Assistant IV, 515 294-5078,
Unit Telephone: 515 294-0425

Responsibilities: Orders and receives monographic titles in a variety of formats, including individual ebooks. Claims or resubmits unfulfilled orders. Monitors and processes the library approval plan. Coordinates monographic gift processing. Provides service to patrons and staff by telephone and email.

Electronic Resources Unit

Unit Head: Janet Arcand, Assistant Professor, 515 294-6650,
Secondary Contact: 515 294-3380
Report problems with electronic resources:

Responsibilities: Manages the Library's electronic serials collection and large collections of ebooks. Maintains usage data related to electronic resources and license and contract information. Oversees print serial check-in and government documents acquisitions. Provides service to library staff by email and telephone.

Resource Sharing Unit

Unit Head: Dawn Mick, Librarian, 515 294-0728,
General telephone: 515 294-8073
General email address:

Responsibilities: Provides interlibrary loan/document delivery services to the ISU community.  The primary focus of this unit is to provide ISU students, faculty, staff, Associates, and Library Visitor Cardholders access to materials that are not available in the ISU Library collections. Resource Sharing staff also provide copies and loans of Iowa State University Library materials to other libraries worldwide through its lending service, and supplies ISU library materials to individuals and organizations without libraries through its Document Delivery Service (DDS). Provides service to patrons and library staff by email, telephone, and web forms.

This department is part of the ISU Library's Collections & Technical Services Division.

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