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Re: Combining Materials Acquisition & Cataloging Departments Jane Binksma 12 Aug 2005 20:31 UTC

We are called Collection Services Team - one of three teams in the
library; the other two being Borrower Sevices Team and Information and
Learning Commons Team (formerly known as Reference Services).  Like
others, I still call it plain old Tech Serivces!  Old habits die hard.

Jane Binksma
Acquisitions Librarian
Collections Team
Ryerson University Library
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON
M5B 2K3
416-979-5000 ex. 4855

>>> dustin.larmore@DSU.EDU 12/08/2005 9:40:16 am >>>
We use "Technical Services" but I am thinking of changing it to
"Acquisitions & Cataloging" because, on this campus, everyone thinks
that my department handles technical issues dealing with students'
leased tablet PCs (which we do not).

The problem is fitting "Cataloging & Acquisitions" on the standards
signs that we order.

My job title will not change.  That would take an administrative
procedure above the library's control, and I don't feel like dealing
with it that much.

Dustin Larmore | Assistant Professor and Technical Services Librarian |
Karl E. Mundt Library | Dakota State University | 820 N. Washington Ave.
| Madison, SD 57042-1799 | Phone: (605) 256-5204 | FAX: (605) 256-5208 |
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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Guerin, Evelyn M
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 3:27 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] Combining Materials Acquisition & Cataloging

We are in the process of literally knocking down the walls and
combining the Materials Acquisition and Cataloging departments and
making one department.

What are some of the names that some of you are using to call this
combined department?

Right now, we're using Technical Services, but we would like to use
something else.

Until the mess is over and they move my desk, I'm still using my old


University of Texas at Dallas
McDermott Library
Materials Acquisition/Evelyn Guerin
2601 N. Floyd Road
Richardson, TX  75080