Technical Services Department


We acquire process, maintain and provide access to Library materials for the Bowdoin College community. We work collaboratively with our colleagues at Colby and Bates as part of the CBB Library partnership.

General Areas of Responsibility

The Technical Services Department works in teams to facilitate the following:

  • Ordering, receiving and preservation of library materials
  • Maintaining the Library’s online catalog
  • Tracking Library material expenditures
  • Licensing and maintaining electronic materials
  • Maintaining the Library’s print and electronic journal collection

Karen Anctil, Serials and Electronic Resources Coordinator
Coordinates and maintains the Library’s collection of electronic resources and serials.  Orders and provides continuing access to the Library’s periodicals in all formats.  Member of CBB Electronic Resources Team, Digital Resources Team Leader.

Tom Boudin, Library Accounting Assistant
Prepares invoices for payment, reconciles expenses and orders supplies for the Library.  Coordinates fiscal year closing for the Technical Services Department.  Prepares deposits, journal entries, reconciles credit card statements and runs various statistical reports.  Member of Acquisitions Team.

Lucy Cunningham, Government Documents & Receiving Assistant
Orders, receives and processes serials and government documents.  Coordinates receipt and distribution of mail.  Acquisitions Team Leader.

Carol Durak, Technical Services Conservation Technician
Coordinates the Library’s conservation program for print materials.  Member of the Cataloging and Conservation Team.

Rachel Levasseur, Audiovisual Cataloging Assistant
Catalogs in a variety of formats, with chief responsibility for the cataloging of audiovisual materials.  Oversees the end processing of Library materials.  Member of the Cataloging and Conservation Team.

Mary Macul, Catalog Librarian
Catalogs print, serial and rare book materials.  Establishes and reviews cataloging procedures.  Maintains the integrity of the online catalog’s database.  Responsible for resolving difficult cataloging issues.  Fields questions about the inconsistencies in the online catalog.  Cataloging and Conservation Team Leader.

Michelle McDonough, Administrative and Serials Assistant
Coordinates all aspects of the receipt, maintenance and cataloging of the Library’s print periodical collection and supervises student assistants.  Member of the Digital Resources Team.

Kat Stefko, Associate Librarian for Discovery, Digitization, and Special Collections, and Director of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives
Supervises the staff and work of the Technical Services Department. Member of Library Leadership Team and CBB Technical Services Committee.

Donna Van Dyck, Technical Services Ordering Assistant
Coordinates the ordering and processing of Library monographs, both print and electronic.  Member of the Acquisitions Team.