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Bindery Policies & Procedures
 
Additional policies and procedures exist that might be applicable.
 
Hours of Operation
 
 
The Acquisitions/Orders Section serves all members of the University community as well as residents of Acadiana. Generally we do not make distinctions-some services, however, are restricted to Academic Departmental Chairs and Departmental Library Representatives.
 
Purpose
 
To receive orders for monographs, microforms, videos & software from academic departments. To obtain, process, and make these materials available to library patrons. To maintain adequate and accurate records about the book budget. To provide information concerning the publishing market to anyone requesting it.
 
Services
 
  • For Academic Department Heads, Library Representatives, and Bibliographers: Prepare Status reports on purchase requests, information about out-of-print books, current statements of departmental book allocations, lists of materials ordered, materials received, delayed publications, prices, discounts. We do not provide this information to students
  • Provide information to anyone who telephones concerning book publisher information, telephone numbers, Fax numbers, toll-free numbers, books on order, series information, prices and publications dates, etc
  • Refer to the Collection Development Librarian (337.482.6677) to provide information about gift policies of the library
  • Direct faculty, staff and students to online web sites
  • Maintain and provide access to various library tools concerning book trade for faculty (Books in Print, VLB, etc.)
  • Prepare reports of expenditures for faculty members applying for grants. Prepare various reports as requested for Academic Departments seeking accreditation, new degree programs, etc
  • Assist the Center for Louisiana Studies with bibliographic information for manuscripts the Center is preparing for publication
  • Assist the Dupré Library librarians as they request information for faculty concerning new book publications in various fields, various languages and various countries
  • Perform out-of-print searches on the Internet and provide information about out-of-print materials for faculty
  • Help with OCLC searches for faculty, students and staff (if searches are needed to locate the most recent edition or holdings in US libraries)
  • Keep up and provide new technology to faculty, students, staff and patrons
  • Order books, microforms, videos, DVDs, etc. for the Dupré Library
  • Occasionally conduct specialized tours of Technical Services for library science classes or for graduate classes wishing to observe electronic ordering, OCLC databases, library processes
 
Barbara Flynn, Asst. Dean for Technical, Web & IT Services
(337.482.6041; bjf1855@louisiana.edu)
 
Department Fax: 337.482.5841
 

Document last revised Monday, July 16, 2012 2:19 PM

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