Library Assistant III, Acquisitions
Carrie Buss works behind the scenes on the fourth floor of FLITE in technical services.
Her responsibilities include acquisitions, copy cataloging, data maintenance, and
serials. She orders books, downloads bibliographic records to the library's online
catalog system, creates order records, and initiates purchase order payments. She
helps ensure new content is available by receiving, cataloging, preparing print materials
for circulation, and inserting and verifying links to electronic books and journals.
Carrie regularly works on maintaining the collection, including removing obsolete,
superseded, and older low-use items. She keeps collection records current by updating
bibliographic and holdings information in FLITE's online catalog and in OCLC. She
checks in standing orders and serial subscriptions, and makes payments in the integrated
library system. Carrie also assists with periodicals check-in, the processing of government
documents, and special projects undertaken by the department.
Carrie has served on Library search committees and on a Library Programs and Displays Committee.
Employed at Ferris since 1987