Behind the Scenes at the Library

Exhibit Dates: July – September 2002
The goal of the library catalog is to help you discover information resources and to lead you to them. We would like to show you how that is done with books, a traditional library resource.

 

Behind the Scenes at the Library

Exhibit created by:
David Anderson and Diane Scott
Dates of display: July-Sept. 2002

The goal of the library catalog is to help you discover information resources and to lead you to them. We would like to show you how that is done with books, a traditional library resource.

 

The first step in getting a book into the library is selection.  Tina Demetracopoulos, one of many liaison librarians, reviews titles on order slips and in review journals.

Tina Demetracopoulos

 

Patti Burleson, Collection Development searcher, checks our catalog, to prevent duplication, and other sources to verify bibliographic citation information.

Patti Burleson

 

Sabrina Wilson from Acquisitions places orders with a book vendor.

Sabrina Wilson 

 

Mikel Stewart unpacks books when they arrive.  Acquisitions receives and pays for the materials.

Mikel Stewart

 

Student assistants Shaila Philpot and Natalie Wood-Jones, as well as other Catalog Department staff, check descriptive information in the catalog record.

Shaila Philpot and Natalie Wood-JonesScreen Sample

 

Daryle Maroney, a Catalog Librarian, checks access points for consistency in name headings.

Daryle MaroneyScreen Sample

 

Ronnie Futch, a staff cataloger, checks subject headings.

Ronnie Futch

 

Catalogers use Library of Congress classification tables to assign call numbers.  The classification tables are now online.

Library of Congress classification tables

 

Mary Melchor uses the call number information to create spine labels.

 

Candace Smith, a student assistant, does final physical processing and marking before books leave Cataloging.

Candace Smith

 

Brandon Turner in Access Services checks coding and circulation status before books are sent to the shelves.

Brandon Turner

 

After up to a month on the new books shelves, books are shelved in the general collection stacks, or in one of several other collections, such as Fol. (folio) or Juv. (juvenile).  Jonathan Bullock is one of many shelvers.

Jonathan Bullock

*Author ID: 31 Author name: Doug*

Share
This entry was posted in General News. Bookmark the permalink.
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Comments are closed.