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Acquisitions Staff


Mike McQuinley
Monograph Order Tracking and Monograph Claiming
Purchasing titles for:
All Sciences
Social Sciences
Browsing Room Titles
(619) 453 - 1608

Gary Shepherd
Thesis/Dissertation Processing
Purchasing titles for:
All Humanities
Political Science
Social Work
Reserve Room
Special Collections
(618) 453 - 2781

Monograph Check-in, Marking,
and Bindery Processing


Kymberlee Mills
Database/Subsciption Maintenance
Lost Library Acquisitions
(618) 453 - 2336



Acquisitions Mission Statement

The mission of the Acquisitions department is to support the overall mission and vision of  Morris Library and the mission and scope of Southern Illinois University by acquiring information resources for the Library collection and by making those materials available to library users in a manner that is prompt, cost-effective and courteous. 

In support of our mission, we:

  • Work closely with the other Information Resources Management (IRM) librarians and staff for Cataloging, Electronic Resources, and Preservation in the acquisition and preparation of monographs, e-books, serials, and other information resources
  • Collaborate with the Collection Development Librarian on materials requests, subscription management, fund allocation, gifts receipts, and “Library is Seeking” program
  • Develop effective cross-departmental working relationships with accounting staff members, designated faculty selectors, and other colleagues
  • Represent the Library within the statewide consortia for acquisitions-related issues
  • Build and sustain strong relationships with vendors, publishers, consortia members, and other stakeholders
  • Ensure appropriate expenditure of library material funds
  • Maintain accurate records and statistics
  • Regularly assess the quality of unit operations and service delivery
  • Update policies and procedures to enhance service when necessary

Acquisitions Librarian

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Cherie Watson Acquisitions Librarian
Contact Info
Library Affairs
Morris Library - Mail Code 6632
Southern Illinois University 605 Agriculture Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday:
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Please note: my office is in a "Staff Only" area.  Please go to the Administration office on the 2nd floor of the library and ask the receptionist for assistance.

Contact Morris

Morris Library
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901
Information Desk: (618) 453-2818
Administrative Office: (618) 453-2522
Circulation Desk: (618) 453-1455

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