The faculty and staff of the Harvey A. Andruss Library of Bloomsburg University, named for a former Bloomsburg University president, provide research assistance, materials for study and teaching, and an environment conducive to individual and group learning. Last year nearly 7,000 students and other patrons received guidance on projects. They had access to over 150 online databases; more than 200,000 ebooks; more than 450,000 volumes of printed books, bound periodicals, and government documents; 2 million microforms; and approximately 50,000 journals, magazines, and newspapers, almost all in electronic form. All electronically available materials, and human guidance on making the most of the resources, are accessible remotely by University students, faculty, and staff through the Library’s website. The Library building holds more than 900 individual study spaces, 32 group study rooms, over 260 computers, scanners and color printing, wireless access, a graduate student/faculty study, exhibit spaces, and the University Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. The Library building and its resources are open to the public onsite.
The Library is a member of the Keystone Library Network (KLN), a consortium including all PASSHE libraries, and of the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI), a consortium of nearly 70 academic libraries in the Commonwealth and neighboring states.
The Library’s Five Year Review team includes the director, library faculty, library staff who head work areas, and an administrative assistant:
Charlotte Droll, Director of Library Services
Darla Bressler, Associate Professor, Research Librarian
Michael Coffta, Associate Professor, Research Librarian
Robert Dunkelberger, Associate Professor, University Archivist & Coordinator of Special Collections
Marilou Hinchcliff, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Cataloging and Interim Coordinator of Collection Development
Linda Neyer, Associate Professor, Chair of Library Faculty, Research Librarian, Database Coordinator
Kathryn Yelinek, Associate Professor, Research Librarian, Coordinator of Government Documents
Joyce Hauck, Library Technician, Acquisitions
Linda Lapp, Evening Library Assistant Supervisor, Access Services/Circulation
Beth Ann Norton, Library Technician, Cataloging
Lori Osborne, Daytime Library Assistant Supervisor, Access Services/Circulation
Andrea Schwartz, Library Technician, Access Services/Interlibrary Loan
Lissa Clark, Administrative Assistant
The two on-campus non-library members of the review team are:
Tom Kresch, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Timothy Oleksiak, Assistant Professor, English, Writing in the Disciplines Coordinator
The external reviewer is:
Holly Heller-Ross, Dean of Library and Information Technology Services, SUNY-Plattsburgh
The Library’s review process involved all of the Library faculty and staff as well as the Director of Library Services, Associate Vice President for Technology and Library Services, and, as called for by the University’s review guidelines, two on-campus non-Library reviewers. The process offered Library faculty and staff the chance to give input into the initial framework and multiple opportunities to comment on each section of the Program Appraisal. It began with the formation in summer of 2014 of the Library’s in-house review team which reviewed the guidelines and timeframe for the process and made suggestions for potential on-campus and external reviewers. After conferring with PASSHE counterparts and the Assistant Vice President for Planning and Assessment, the Director chose the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education as the framework for the Program Appraisal. Following an initial mapping out, in the spring of 2015, of Library accomplishments in alignment with the ACRL Standards, a working group consisting of the Director and two Library faculty members engaged in intensive conferencing and writing in late summer and for much of the fall semester, sharing drafts with all Library faculty and staff and incorporating feedback as appropriate along the way. In the fall of 2015 the members of the Library Advisory Committee were asked to, and readily did, comment on selected sections of the Program Appraisal. At the same time the two on-campus non-Library reviewers gave feedback on the Program Appraisal portion in its entirety. Final editing and preparation of the Environmental Analysis and remaining Template sections were completed by the Director and then followed by a final review of the document for Library faculty and staff. At the invitation of the Director, a brief commentary from Library faculty will be forthcoming, in which they summarize their assessment of their role in the Library’s work.
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