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Organization of the Library

Zach S. Henderson Library (Statesboro Campus)

Organization Chart
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Library Administration
The Dean of the Library is responsible for leadership and management of library personnel, operations, facilities, and services. The Associate Dean of the Library is responsible for overseeing the Library’s effectiveness assessments. Assessment results contribute to the improvement of Henderson Library services. The Associate Dean also participates in grant writing, strategic planning, development activities, program evaluation, and oversees the activities of the library faculty and staff in the Dean’s absence. Administrative support staff deals with the budget, purchasing, funds requests, personnel actions, payroll, and events planning.


Dean of the Library
W. Bede Mitchell

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Access Services
The book, building and equipment people. This department oversees services at the circulation and reserve desks, handles document delivery for faculty and off campus students, interlibrary loan, GILExpress, photocopiers and microfilm reader/printers. They also are responsible for graduate study room reservations, for reshelving materials all over the building and for all library services between midnight and 8 a.m.
Collection and Resource Services
This department manages the library collection and catalog, purchasing and receiving new books, periodicals, gifts, special collections, electronic resources and other resources and organizing those materials for inclusion in the library collection. They also contribute to Georgia Southern’s EagleScholar digital archive.
Special Collections

Special Collections was founded in the 1970s.  Housed within the department are rare books, manuscript collections and artifacts relating to the history of the Statesboro and Bulloch County regions, and Georgia Southern University.  Special Collections materials may not be checked out and must be used under supervision.  Some collection items can be found digitized online, and may be accessed on and off campus.

Data Management/Scholarly Communications

The department supports the scholarly communications activities of the Georgia Southern community by providing open-access publishing and data management services to all students, faculty, and staff. The department operates and maintains Digital Commons@Georgia Southern, an open access digital collection whose purpose is to collect and disseminate the intellectual and creative output of the University’s faculty, staff and students. Among its many features, Digital Commons@Georgia Southern hosts conference and journals sites with peer-review tools as well as SelectedWorks author profiles. SelectedWorks author profiles highlight faculty scholarship and provides the information for the Office of Research and Economic Development’s Expertise Search and PlumX Metrics. In addition, the department offers a comprehensive array of data management services, including consultative services for data management planning, plan reviews, and support for curation and preservation of research data via Digital Commons, OpenICPSR, and other open-access data repositories.

Information Services
The “answer” people. This department is responsible for assisting with the use of books and periodicals in print format and with the use of our computers and information resources in electronic format. Assistance is available from the Learning Commons Info Desk. In addition to the service desks, the department offers workshops on computer and library topics each semester for classes and individuals, and writes guides to library and computer use. This department also plays a big part in the library’s liaison program to provide services and information to other departments and units on campus
Other information: Resources for Faculty, Learning Commons Assistants
Government Documents

The Zach S. Henderson Library is one of almost 1,200 Federal Government Documents Depository libraries and one of three State of Georgia Libraries that serve the American public by providing local, no-fee access to Federal and state government information resources. The Government Documents Librarian, Lori Gwinett, provides assistance with state and federal government resources to Georgia Southern faculty, staff, and students and the general public.
Search for Federal and Georgia State Documents in the Henderson Library

Library Systems
This department maintains the Library’s Integrated Library System used for the GIL Library Catalog, checking out materials and ordering new materials. The department is responsible for maintaining the nearly 500 computers and printers in the library. The department supports the Library’s local area network and servers as well as making sure everyone has access to the library’s electronic resources.

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Last updated: 6/8/2013