Sherle Abramson-Bluhm

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Head, Print Acquisitions Section Technical Services Division
Short bio: 

I have been the Head of Print Acquisitions since October 2005.

Prior to moving to Michigan I was the College Librarian at Rappahannock Community College in Virginia. During that time I served as the Community College representative to VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia, the consortium of nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Before that, that I served as the Electronic Reference Service Coordinator at The Library of Virginia, the State Library in Richmond. Earlier experiences include Electronic Resources and Adult Services at the Williamsburg Public Library (VA) and Assistant Branch Librarian at the Riverside Branch of the New York Public Library.

Research summary: 

Manage the Print Acquisitions section in Technical Services.

Print Acquisitions Section is responsible for placing orders, receiving items and doing cataloging on receipt, and claiming un-received materials for all categories of print (tangible) including monographs, serials, periodicals, DVDs, CDs, and microform.

There are three units - Print Orders, Monograph Receiving and Serials Receiving. In Fiscal Year 2011-2012 we placed over 41,000 orders, received over 42,000 serials, received and cataloged 55,000 items and received and routed 6200 items to cataloging.