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Technical Services Department

What we do

Ever wonder how that book, journal, or electronic resource became part of the Bowdoin College Library?  Technical Services is the group of people responsible for acquiring, describing, and, when necessary, repairing materials so they can be useful. We also maintain the library catalog so researchers can find what they need quickly and reliably. Every month, hundreds of new print resources and thousands of electronic resources pass through our department before they find their way into researchers’ hands.


Karen Anctil, Electronic Resources & Serials Administrator
Karen coordinates and maintains the Library’s collection of electronic resources and serials, and manages the print periodicals.

Tom Boudin, Library Accounting Assistant 
Tom manages payment of collections and operating expenses, and coordinates the fiscal year close process.

Lucy Cunningham, Government Documents & Receiving Assistant 
Lucy orders, receives, and processes United States and Maine state government documents, and manages standing orders.

Karl Fattig, System & Digital Initiatives Librarian
With staff at Bates & Colby, Karl manages the shared catalog system. He also contributes to metadata, textual analysis, & digital humanities projects.

Rachel Levasseur,  Cataloging Assistant 
Rachel catalogs materials in a variety of formats, particularly audiovisual materials. She also oversees the physical processing of print materials.

Mary Macul, Head of Cataloging 
Mary manages the cataloging workflow, makes policy decisions about descriptive levels, and catalogs items in all formats and most languages.

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

Kat Stefko, Associate Librarian for Discovery, Digitization, and Special Collections, and Director of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives 
Kat supervises the staff and work of the Technical Services Department.

Donna Van Dyck, Technical Services Ordering Assistant 
Donna responds to purchase requests from faculty and other researchers. Orders and processes print monographs.