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Library Departments

Below is a listing of departments, contacts, and a brief description.

Acquisitions

The Acquisitions department purchases and receives materials in all formats for Mason Library, including books, periodicals, serials, DVDs, CDs, gifts, and all online services. Acquisitions tracks vendor performance and also collects and maintains statistics about materials acquired by the library. Approximately 6000 firm orders are processed annually in addition to more than 300 standing orders and 1000 subscriptions. The Acquisitions department manages Yankee Book Peddler's Library Services, an approval plan based on a profile that Mason Library maintains representing all of Keene State College's academic areas.

To request that Mason Library purchase an item, use "Recommend a Purchase" on Keene-Link. Please provide as much information about the item as possible.

For any questions regarding Mason Library Acquisitions, please contact Collection Development Librarian Amanda Scull at ascull@keene.edu, or Danielle Aho, Business Services Assistant daho1@keene.edu 603-358-2728.

Staff

Danielle Aho, Business Services Assistant
daho1@keene.edu 603-358-2728

Hilary Croteau, Subscription Supervisor
hilary.croteau@keene.edu
603-358-2740

Amanda Scull, Collection Development Librarian
ascull@keene.edu
603-358-2714

Administration

About

The Administrative unit, in addition to providing leadership, vision and management, has responsibility for all budgetary, marketing, and facilities management activities for Mason Library.

Mason Library Administration also supports and provides staff development information and opportunities for growth. This may be through allocation of funds, programming and support in the pursuit of scholarship or skill development, mentoring, or other activities to enhance the staff's ability to provide academic excellence in support of the Library and College's missions.

Staff

Celia Rabinowitz, Dean of the Library
Celia.Rabinowitz@keene.edu
603-358-2736

Kathy Halverson, Assistant Dean
khalvers@keene.edu
603-358-2712

Cheryl Spangler, Administrative Assistant
cspangle@keene.edu
603-358-2723

Administration office: 603-358-2723

Archives

About

The mission of the Archives is to preserve, and share the historical records and publications that document the history of Keene State College. We also collect and preserve rare and unique books, papers, and manuscripts that support the curriculum of the college and fosters undergraduate research.

Staff

Rodney Obien, College Archivist
robien@keene.edu
603-358-2717

Kathryn Manning, Special Collections Assistant
kmanning@keene.edu
603-358-2726

Brantley Palmer, Adjunct Library Faculty/Archives
brantley.palmer@keene.edu
603-358-2757

Cataloging

About

The Cataloging department maintains the accuracy and consistency of Mason Library's metadata in the Keene-Link online catalog. When library materials arrive and when new online services are activated, the Cataloging department creates and adds appropriate catalog records to Keene-Link. The department also processes library materials in many formats for shelving, and manages withdrawn materials until they are re-located. Close cooperation with Keene Public Library is maintained to ensure a useful catalog for both libraries.

Staff

Cecil Maxfield, Cataloging Supervisor
cmaxfield@keene.edu
603-358-2758

Patrick O'Brien, Head of Technical Services
pobrien@keene.edu
603-358-2713

Circulation

About

The Circulation Department circulates library materials to patrons, checks in returned materials, oversees shelving of materials, and maintains library stacks. Circulation staff are responsible for organizing course and library reserve material and for overdue and billing functions. Circulation Department works closely with all other areas of the Library, especially Public Services and Technical Services, to assure the delivery of quality service to patrons.

Circulation Policy

Staff

Micki Harrington, Access Services Manager
mharrington2@keene.edu
603-358-2782

Robin Riley, Circulation Services Supervisor
rriley@keene.edu
603-358-2778

Cynthia Muse, Circulation Evening and Weekend Library Assistant
cmuse@keene.edu
603-358-8888 x4606

Circulation Desk: 603-358-2711

See also KSC students borrowing materials from the Keene Public Library

Interlibrary Loan

About

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service offered by Mason Library to support the research and educational needs of the Keene State College community by providing access to supplemental resources that are not available at Mason Library, Keene Public Library, or in full-text ebook and journal databases subscribed to by the College. Through our participation in OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, a global library cooperative), and the New Hampshire State Library's NHAIS (New Hampshire Automated Information System) we can share our resources and borrow materials from virtually anywhere.

See the Interlibrary Loan page for more information.

Staff

Linda Madden, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor
lmadden@keene.edu
ILL Office: 603-358-2715
ILL Fax: 603-358-2743

Subscription Services

About

While the vast majority (30,000) of the Library's journals, magazines and newspapers are online subscriptions maintained by this department, Subscription Services is also responsible for managing Mason Library's print collection of magazines, journals and newspapers. The Library subscribes to more than 600 titles in print. Current issues of magazines and journals are arranged in Library of Congress call number order and are located on display shelving in the periodicals reading room opposite the library's front door. Older issues, most in bound volumes, are located in the periodicals stacks on the first floor. Older issues on microfilm and microfiche are alphabetically arranged by title, and located in a separate room near the Reference Desk. Print periodicals are designated "Library Use Only", while online subscriptions are available on-campus as well as off-campus via ID authentification. Photocopiers and scanners, and microform reader/printers are available. For information on periodicals use and policy, contact Hilary Croteau, Library Services Supervisor at hilary.croteau@keene.edu 603-358-2740.

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Public Services

About

Public Services coordinates the various public functions of the Library in order to deliver optimal services to users. These areas include Reference, Information Literacy instruction and maintenance of all collections within the library. Public Services works closely with all departments within the library.

Staff

Jennifer Ditkoff, Undergraduate Experience Librarian
jditkoff@keene.edu
603-358-2725

Elizabeth Dolinger, Library Department Chair
edolinger@keene.edu
603-358-2749

Reference

About

The Reference librarians actively assist library users in identifying, selecting, and evaluating resources for academic or personal projects. This includes helping library users gain comfort with and knowledge of using the physical library as well as its extensive set of online resources.

In addition, our work involves evaluating the collection of both print and electronic reference materials offered through the Library and participating in the selection of new circulating library materials.

The Library's home page links to Keene-Link, the combined catalog of both Keene State College and the Keene Public Library. Through Keene-Link users can locate books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and media held by the two libraries.

Contact
Phone: 603-358-2711
Text: 603-967-4441
Email: reference@keene.edu
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Staff

Jennifer Ditkoff, Associate Professor
jditkoff@keene.edu
603-358-2725

Elizabeth Dolinger, Associate Professor
edolinger@keene.edu
603-358-2749

Kathleen Halverson, Assistant Dean of the Library
khalvers@keene.edu
603-358-2712

Irene McGarrity, Academic Technology Librarian
imcgarrity@keene.edu
603-358-2710

Rodney Obien, Associate Professor
robien@keene.edu
603-358-2717

Patrick O'Brien, Associate Professor
pobrien@keene.edu
603-358-2713

Amanda Scull, Collection Development Librarian
ascull@keene.edu
603-358-2710

Systems

About

The Systems Office provides Mason Library with the technical support necessary to meet the demands of the Library Mission.

We manage the technical infrastructure of the library including: the integrated library system, desktop computing, LAN-based services, Web based services, and client-server platforms. This includes the evaluation and application of new technologies and selection of the library automated system (Keene-Link) hardware and software upgrades and enhancements to improve services for the Mason Library and its patrons.

Systems participates in library and technology planning, budgeting, and administration with the library staff, Keene Public Library, Campus Information Technology Group (ITG), library automation vendors, and other hardware/software vendors as necessary.

Staff

Dana Clark, Library Systems Manager
dclark5@keene.edu
603-358-2755

Charles D. Hornbeck, Library Systems Support Technician
chornbeck1@keene.edu
603-358-2739

Technical Services

About

The Technical Services Department of the Mason Library includes Acquisitions and Cataloging.

For more information about Technical Services, contact Patrick O'Brien, Head of Technical Services.

Staff

Patrick O'Brien, Head of Technical Services
pobrien@keene.edu
603-358-2713

Cecil Maxfield, Cataloging Supervisor
cmaxfield@keene.edu
603-358-2758


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