Focus on Collection Services

Pullman cash journals and books, stored in the Stack building.
Pullman cash journals and books, stored in the Stack building.

The Collection Services department acquires, organizes, and promotes access to library resources. We develop strategies to ensure the quality and usability of the library’s many resource discovery tools. We constantly re-examine our policies, procedures, and workflows to accommodate new formats and standards, new tools and technology, as well as the emerging needs of the Newberry community.

For questions, comments, or corrections related to records in the online catalog that do not require immediate action, please contact us by email at cataloging@newberry.org.

For any concerns that might be time sensitive, please call or send an email to any of the following:

  • Collection Services operations, the catalog, projects, cataloging of all materials
    Alan Leopold, Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation Director of Collection Services
    leopolda@newberry.org, (312) 255-3629
  • The catalog and cataloging of all materials
    Linda Ballinger, Principal Cataloging Librarian
    ballingerl@newberry.org, (312) 255-3562
  • Monographic and serials acquisitions
    Eric Nygren, Acquisitions Manager
    nygrene@newberry.org, (312) 255-3559