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Rosann V. Bazirjian

Rosann Bazirjian was appointed Dean of University Libraries effective August 15, 2004. Ms. Bazirjian came to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from the Pennsylvania State University, where she served as Assistant Dean for Technical and Access Services in the University Libraries since 1999. In this position she was responsible for all aspects of library access (including circulation, interlibrary loan, disability services and reserves), acquisitions, business and financial operations and cataloging. She previously held positions at Florida State University, Syracuse University and The University of West Florida. In 2005 she served as the President of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association. The author of 28 articles, chapters and reviews, Ms. Bazirjian has co-edited four volumes of the annual Charleston Conference Proceedings and a recent book on teams in library technical services divisions. At UNC-Greensboro, she is interested in furthering several projects involving the use of information technology to enhance library services, and has recently appointed a task force that is focusing on the revisioning of library services. She is committed to providing a welcoming environment in the University Libraries and has worked toward improving the look and feel of the facilities as well as exploring new service roles for the Libraries. Ms. Bazirjian received her bachelor's degree from the Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York, a Masters of Science in Library Service from Columbia University, and a Masters of Social Science from the Maxwell School of Public Administration from Syracuse University.

There are 17 included publications by Rosann V. Bazirjian :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
The Accounting Office Interface: Syracuse University 1992 593 This presentation will discuss Syracuse University Library’s invoice interface with our university’s fund accounting system. Interfacing is the way two independent, automated systems meet and communicate with each other. Our Library is on the NOTIS s...
The Administration and Management of Integrated Library Systems: A Survey and Results 2004 1463 The Pennsylvania State University Libraries developed a committee organizational structure (composed of a steering committee and functional expert teams) to administer and manage its integrated library system. This paper will summarize that organizat...
After Assessment: Application of the Results of an Acquisitions Teams Survey 2001 520 The team structure was implemented in the Acquisitions Services Department at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries in July 1994. This was shortly after the adoption of the Continuous Quality Improvement (a version of Total Quality Management...
Assessing the Effectiveness of Team-Based Structures in Libraries 2001 649 Describes the process of developing a team structure for technical services at the Penn State library. The idea of team-based structures was initiated in the Acquisitions Department during the early 1990s shortly after the adoption of Continuous Qual...
Automation and Technical Services Organization 1993 466 There are many factors about automation that prompt reorganization and that must be considered in the process, and I will highlight four of them. The primary goal should be the streamlining of functions, and this might very well be the basis on which...
A Charmed Brew: Document Delivery and Collection Development in the Fast Lane 1995 536 As we choose between on- site document delivery services or remote services and attempt to evaluate types of access available, costs involved, turn-around time, ease of order placement, delivery options, frequency of update, and technical support pro...
The Ethics of Library Discard Practices 1990 767 This paper explores the issue of ethics in relation to library discard practices, and attempts to address the weeding process from a philosophical point of view. An overview of some of the origins of ethical theories, including those of Kant, Epicuru...
Highlights of the ALCTS AS Education Committee Program: The Acquisitions Workstation: Resources and Innovations 1999 397 The acquisitions workstation has opened up a whole new world of opportunities for us. Information is at our fingertips as we use the power of the Internet to easily communicate with vendors, publishers, and colleagues. The way we do business has radi...
The Impact of Approval Plans on Acquisitions Operations and Work Flow 1996 633 Many papers about approval plans address their effect on collection development and subject bibliographers. We are told that approval plans provide systematic coverage of profiled subjects, and ensure that libraries will not miss newly published titl...
In Celebration of University Faculty: The Promotion and Tenure Recognition Event 2007 648 Earning tenure and being promoted in the university setting should be reasons for celebration. Yet, all too often these milestones in the lives and careers of faculty get little celebratory notice. In the past, a few of the individual schools and the...
Integrating Vendor Products/Services into the Automated Acquisitions Environment: An Introduction 1994 291 The ALCTS Automated Acquisitions/In-Process Control Systems Discussion Group 1994 annual meeting took place in Miami Beach. The author wanted this meeting to focus on a very timely issue and to provide a forum in which the audience could interact wit...
Library Service Perceptions: A Study of Two Universities 2009 623 Two academic libraries in North Carolina replicated the Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources global survey. This paper examines whether student responses in this survey are similar to the 2005 OCLC study and whether they are similar to ...
The Mergers Panel: Highlights of the Charleston Conference 2000 360 Summarizes panel presentation at the 2000 Charleston conference by Nancy Stanley, Head of the Acquisitions Services Department, Pennsylvania State University Libraries; John Secor, President and CEO of Yankee Book Peddler Library Services; Debbie DeS...
The PACE Library Initiatives: a True Lesson in Regional Collaboration 2010 274 Purpose – This paper seeks to describe the collaborative process undertaken by seventeen university libraries toward cost reduction and efficiencies in response to initiatives encouraged by the President of the university system. Design/methodol...
Role of Library Faculty in a Team Environment 2003 373 The reorganization of Cataloging Services at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries (PSU) in 1995 altered the responsibilities of library faculty and staff in a way that was not even imagined seven years ago. The hierarchical structure was elimi...
Tracking Not Yet Published Material: Using the Bibliographic Record the Smart Way 2003 414 In July 2001, the Pennsylvania State University Libraries stopped placing purchase orders for materials that were deemed not yet published or available. It was important that our carry-over encumbrances not be too high since that would impact the Lib...
UNCG University Libraries' Support of High Impact Practices. 2013 181 This report addresses the University Libraries’ significant role in participating in the high impact initiatives identified by the AAC&U’s LEAP Report and adopted by UNCG in its Strategic Plan 2009-14. These practices are proven to positively impact ...