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Simpson Library Technical Services

Serves as a reference for all Staff.

Technical Services Staff

  • Vacancy: Acquisitions Assistant
    Responsible for: Ordering, receiving, and processing physical materials.  Paying invoices.
  • Christie Glancy: Head of Technology and Technical Services
    Responsible for: Acquisitions, Metadata management, Budgeting, Vendor communications for print materials,
    Serials management, GOBI ordering issues.
  • Terra Dickinson: Technical Services Specialist
    Responsible for: Physical processing, print serials, withdrawals, hiring/training/supervising student assistants.
  • Phyllis Johnson: Government Documents Assistant
    Responsible for: Receiving, processing and withdrawal of government documents

Tech Svcs Student Assistants

Students who work in Technical Services generally work between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday. Students work 10 hours each week. This is not a public service position.

Students generally have the same schedule each week.

Technical Services Assistants perform the following duties:

  • Stamping and sorting of physical materials.  
  • Pulling materials from the shelf to be analyzed or withdrawn from the collection.
  • Withdrawing items from catalog and preparing lists of withdrawn materials.
  • Additional processing of new books.
  • Inventory projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail
  • Good organization skills
  • Ability to follow direction with little to no supervision
  • Must have at least a 2.0 CGPA

Student Assistant Supervisor: Terra Dickinson

Technical Services FAQ


General item questions
Route to Technical Services Assistant with a description of the problem.
Post your question to the #metadata-problems Slack channel.
Route to Technical Services Head with a description of the problem.
Route to Technical Services Assistant to see if book repair is an option.
Post your question to the #metadata-problems Slack channel.
Send the Technical Services Head an email or Slack DM.
Send the Technical Services Head an email or Slack DM.
Contact the Electronic Resources Librarian.
Primo or Alma Issues
Primo and Alma issues can be handled a few different ways:
  • Post Primo issues to the # primo Slack channel
  • Send an email to Christie and Gardner. One of them will be able to help.
  • Send Christie and Gardner a DM in Slack.
    If issues can't be resolved right away, they will add the problem to the Systems log in Sharepoint.
Donations and Withdrawals
Contact the Collection Development librarian.
Items must go through the state surplus process.