Below is a listing of departments, contacts, and a brief description.
Academic Technology partners with faculty to research, design, and develop technology-rich projects that support teaching and learning. Our role is to guide faculty towards technologies that are simple to use and supports learning by giving students agency in the digital projects they create.
Jenny Darrow, Director, Academic Technology email@example.com 603-358-2340
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 Dean of Mason Library, Celia Rabinowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Danielle Aho, Business Services Assistant email@example.com 603-358-2728.
Danielle Aho, Business Services Assistant
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.
Celia Rabinowitz, Dean of the Library
Administration office: 603-358-2723
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.
Rodney Obien, College Archivist
Kathryn Manning, Special Collections Assistant
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.
Patrick O’Brien, Technical Services
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.
Jeffrey Kazin, Access Services Manager
Robin Riley, Circulation Services Supervisor
Circulation Desk: 603-358-2711
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.
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.
Elizabeth Dolinger, Information Literacy Librarian
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.
Elizabeth Dolinger, Associate Professor
Irene McGarrity, Academic Technology Librarian
Rodney Obien, Associate Professor
Patrick O’Brien, Associate Professor
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.
Dana Clark, Library Systems Manager