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Department of Technical Services

Welcome to the Technical Services Department of the University Libraries. The Technical Services Department is one of two academic departments in the University Library college; the other is Public Services.

The Technical Services Department consists of faculty members in the following units of the library: Acquisitions, Curriculum Materials Library, Digital Initiatives, Metadata and Cataloging, and Special Collections. In addition, the coordination of Collection Management resides in the Department.

Technical Services Faculty Publications and Technical Services Reports and Statistics are archived in DigitalCommons@URI.

The URI Libraries use the Ex Libris Alma library management system.

The department also maintains a Library Technical Services Procedures wiki.


Technical Services Chair

Joanna Burkhardt, MA, MLS

Professor, University Library - Head of CCE Library; Chair, Technical Services

Offices: 260 Library; CCE Library, Shepard Building, Providence; Pell Library, Narragansett

401.277.5133 or 401.874.4799 –

Technical Services Faculty

Judith B. Barnett, MS in LS

Professor, University Library - Metadata and Cataloging, Technical Services

Office: 262 Library

401.874.2647 –

Michael Cerbo II, MA, MLIS

Assistant Professor, University Library - Bibliographic Access and Resource Management Librarian

Office: 261 Library

401.874.5967 –

Mark Dionne, MLIS

Lecturer, Technical Services, University Library - Senator Claiborne Pell Papers Archivist

Office: 222 Library

401.874.4619 –

Amar Lahiri, MA

Professor, University Library - Head of Metadata and Cataloging

Office: 263 Library

401.874.2660 –

Julia Lovett

Assistant Professor, University Library - Digital Initiatives Librarian

Office: 264 Library

401.874.5079 –

Andrée Rathemacher

Professor, University Library - Head, Acquisitions

Office: 269 Library

401.874.5096 –

Michael Vocino

Professor, University Library - Technical Services and Gifts Librarian

Office: 260 Library

401.874.4605 –

Technical Services Staff

Sarah Bannister

Information Services Technician II - Acquisitions Unit Supervisor

Office: 259 Library

401.874.9087 –

Patricia Gardiner

Information Services Technician I, Acquisitions

Office: 267 Library

401.874.4628 –

Erin Mullen, MA

Digital Initiatives Technician

Office: 248 Library

401.874.5148 –

Sandra Steele

Information Services Technician I, Acquisitions

Office: 267a Library

401.874.2805 –

Jennifer Stich, MLIS

Information Services Technician I, Acquisitions

Office: 267a Library

401.874.4626 –

Lisa Zinser

Information Services Technician I, Acquisitions

Office: 267 Library

401.874.2279 –

Technical Services Faculty Emeriti

Nadine Baer

Associate Professor, University Library

Abner Gaines, MA

Associate Professor, University Library

David Maslyn

Professor and Dean Emeritus, University Libraries

Office: 249 Library

401.874.2639 –

Karen Ramsay, MLS

Associate Professor, University Library

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