Miller Center Library includes more than 2.5 million items, including access to more than 22,000 periodicals and 250,000 US Government publications,, and providing global access to help meet the curricular, scholarly, and recreational needs of students and faculty of St. Cloud State University and residents of Central Minnesota.
Collection Management involves a collaborative effort between library liaisons, faculty, program administrators, and students to develop a collection that represents user needs and University programs.
University Archives preserves the official records of and information about St. Cloud State University, as well as several other statewide organizations. Included are catalogs, yearbooks, and other SCSU publications. In addition, Archives is responsible for several special collections of manuscripts and artifacts.
Acquisitions coordinates the purchase and processing of additions to Learning Resources collections, including books (monographs), reference resources, serials (journals, newspapers, etc.), CD-ROMs, videos, films, microforms, and electronic access to Internet resources.
Acquisitions is also responsible for labelling, temporary binding and repair, preparation of bookbinding shipments of LR&TS materials to a vendor when necessary, and preparation of theses for microfilming.
Unknown to most library users, Cataloging creates the physical and intellectual description and classification of items that allows information resources to be identified in the online catalog and located within the collections. The LR&TS Cataloging unit, while small, is extremely productive and is active in identifying and cataloging select digital resources available on the Web.
Faculty and staff of the Collection Services work outside the public eye to review and acquire information resources for LR&TS collections and provide appropriate and accurate ways of accessing LR&TS resources, including growing access to electronic media.
Library Systems Librarian
Collection Management Workgroup Leader
(On sabbatical 2013-2014)