Contact: Prof. Loralyn Whitney, Acquisitions Supervisor (Room 105), 814-732-1076
What does the Acquisitions Department do?
The Acquisitions Department places orders for books and A-V materials that support the curriculum and student research.
Where is the Acquisitions Department located?
The Acquisitions Department is located in Room 105 on the first floor. The office phone number is 732-2738.
How can I find new books and videos in my subject area?
When searching PILOT, change the results display to list newer books first by highlighting the “sort results by publish date descending” option.
To locate books in your subject area acquired during the present fiscal year, select the “Departmental Acquisitions: link under the Resources heading on the home page. This list is arranged alphabetically by title.
The New Books Shelving Area (located next to the café) displays books recently acquired by the library. Purchases and gifts are temporarily shelved here.
How can faculty place orders for books and/or A-V materials?
There are two ways to recommend materials. A supply of printed order cards Is available at the reference desk. Order requests may also be submitted online. (form coming soon)
What resources are available for identifying potential orders?
Most publishers maintain online websites listing their publications. Online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble are good sources of information. Information on more scholary publications may be located by selecting the “All electronic resources A-Z” option under the Resources heading on the home page and selecting Choice: Current reviews for librarians or RCLweb (Resources for College Libraries). Databases are another source of current book reviews.