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faculty member from each college acts as liaison to the Library.
of the current Library Committee will be asked to serve as
liaisons for their colleges. If a college is not represented
on the Library Committee, then the dean of that college will
be asked to name a liaison.
communication link between the Library and his/her colleagues.
evaluates the Library’s current periodical subscriptions
to his/her college, and makes recommendations for additions
Library purchase requests for his/her college.
requests for Library purchases of books, videos, periodical
subscriptions, or other items must be forwarded to the college’s
liaison for action.
requests should be made using the forms
available on the Library’s web site.
information is essential for timely processing of purchase
requesting books and other items should be signed by the
- liaison and dean, and submitted to the Acquisitions
Librarian, Debra Collins.
requesting periodical subscriptions should be signed by
the college’s liaison and dean, and submitted to the
Serials Supervisor, Zack
academic year, budget information will be distributed to
the liaisons of each college. As purchases are confirmed,
the liaison will be informed of the college’s remaining
are ordered based on the availability of funds. The liaison
will be notified of the date the order is placed. If, for
some reason, the order cannot be placed, the liaison will
be notified of the reason.
requested items are received, the Library will notify the
liaison. The liaison is expected to share this information
with the person who initiated the request, as well as any
other colleagues who might be interested in the new acquisition(s).
deans and faculty of each college will determine distribution
of recommended expenditures and priorities for purchases based
on their departmental needs. The Library staff strives to
provide necessary resources in a fair and equitable fashion.
ensure that items ordered for a specific fiscal year are paid
for in the same fiscal year, the Library has determined a
schedule for receiving orders from the Library liaison.
The annual schedule follows this plan:
31: 75% of the allotted budget must be encumbered
31: another 15% must be encumbered
16: the last 10% must be encumbered
the liaison has not submitted the required percentage by the
above annual due dates, the Library will place orders equal
to the unencumbered amount for that due date.
Acquisitions Librarian and Serials Supervisor are available
to assist in determining the availability and cost of proposed
acquisitions. Publishers’ and vendors’ catalogs
are available for perusal upon request. For further details,
please refer to our Purchasing
Guidelines, or contact the Acquisitions Librarian, Debra Collins, at 214-333-5220.
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more information, questions, or comments regarding Library
liaisons, please contact:
Acquisitions Librarian and Interim Library Director
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