The Technical Services Department manages collection development, acquisition, processing, cataloging of library materials and serial control of both print and electronic formats in order to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University

Functions

  • Manage and centralize IAU’s library operations with regards to acquisitions, bibliographic control and the physical processing of Arabic and English documents in both print and electronic formats, while also managing serial subscriptions. 
  • Ensure the proper selection of collections that support instruction, research and academic programs at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University in all formats.  Encourage the consistent participation of faculty and staff in the collection building process.
  • Acquire all materials that have been selected for collection development in both Arabic and English.
  • Download interoperable bibliographic records (English) from various sources, e.g. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and the Library of Congress, in addition to standard university databases. For Arabic materials, bibliographic records in the Arabic Union Catalog (AUC) will be generated and modified.
  • Ensure the quality of cataloging according to international cataloging standards and trends.
  • Manage the selection, evaluation and subscription of serials as well as follow up on the subscriptions in both print and electronic formats and ensure that these journals and other subscription-based documents are readily available for users on a regular basis.
  • Distribute acquired texts to the various satellite libraries in the IAU system.

Staff Members:

Dr. Vasantha Kumar    
Head    
Technical Services  
New Central Library    
Email: mvasanthakumar@iau.edu.sa     
Phone: 32818

Mohammad Aqil     
Head    
Collection Development (English)    
New Central Library    
Email: moaqil@iau.edu.sa     
Phone: 32817

Dr. Abu Waris Muhamed    
Lecturer     
English Collection Acquisition    
New Central Library    
Email: abuwaris@iau.edu.sa     
Phone: 32813

Spurgeon Anandraj Samuel     
Lecturer     
Serials Control Librarian    
New Central Library    
Email: sasamuel@iau.edu.sa     
Phone: 32812

Abdurahiman Pattukuth Said Ali    
Lecturer    
Technical Services for the English Collection (Cataloger) and Cataloging Supervisor    
New Central Library    
Email: asali@iau.edu.sa     
Phone: 32814

Dr. Sameh Nour Mahfouz     
Assistant Professor     
Technical Services for the Arabic Collection (Cataloger)  
New Central Library        
Email: snmahfouz@iau.edu.sa     
Phone: 32815

Ibrahim Sulais     
Librarian    
Technical Services for the Arabic Collection (Cataloger)
New Central Library    
Email: ihsulais@iau.edu.sa     
Phone: 32806

Shakil Ahmad
Lecturer     
Technical Services for the English Collection (Cataloger)
New Central Library    
Email: shahmad@iau.edu.sa     
Phone: 32816

Abdalla Awad Alkarim    
Lecturer     
Technical Services for the Arabic Collection (Cataloger)
New Central Library    
Email: aaelkreem@iau.edu.sa
Phone: 32826

Adel Ismael Hamza Mohamed
Lecturer
Technical Services for the Arabic Collection (Acquisition)
Email: aimohamed@iau.edu.sa
Phone: 32833