Technical Services Department

Telephone: (319) 273-2801
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Technical Services Staff 


Acquisitions Section

Contact Information: (319) 273-6367

The Acquisitions Section acquires material in all formats and languages (including approval plans, slip plans, standing orders, journals along with their single issues and back volumes, and out-of-print titles) for locations throughout the Rod Library. The section acquires materials selected by the subject bibliographers through such tasks as pre-order searching, ordering, labeling of government documents, claiming, receiving, reports and cancellations, invoice payment, as well as any related problems.

It is the responsibility of the Acquisitions section to process all incoming and outgoing mail for the Library; maintain accurate records for the check-in and withdrawal of periodicals, newspapers and serials; claim titles not received; and prepare material for binding, including theses and dissertations. We also evaluate books in need of mending and do minor repairs.  In addition, the Acquisition section helps in the receipt and management of electronic titles and provides digitization of collection. 

Financial / Supplies Section

Contact Information: (319) 273-2801

The Financial / Supplies section manages the license agreements, the budgets and financial reports for library materials, and purchases supplies and equipment. 

Ordering / Cataloging Section

Contact Information: (319) 273-2781

The Ordering / Cataloging Section creates, verifies, organizes, and maintains individual catalog records and other metadata into an integrated catalog database and other public information sources; initiates and places orders for many library materials; physically processes library materials for use in the collection; and provides and maintains access to electronic resources.  All services are performed to provide efficient and useful access to those materials for library users.