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. Abu Waris M. Abu Khashay
Position: Assistant Professor
Head Technical Services
Directorate of Library Affairs
Email: abuwaris@iau.edu.sa
Phone: 32813


Spurgeon Anandraj Samuel
Position: Lecturer
Serials Control Librarian
Directorate of Library Affairs
Email: sasamuel@iau.edu.sa
Phone: 32812


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


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


Ibrahim Sulais
Position: Librarian    
Technical Services for the Arabic Collection (Cataloger)
Directorate of Library Affairs
Email: ihsulais@iau.edu.sa     
Phone: 32806


Shakil Ahmad Khan
Position:  Lecturer
Technical Services for the English Collection (Cataloger)
Directorate of Library Affairs
Email:  shahmad@iau.edu.sa
Phone: 32816


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


Dr. Adel Ismael Hamza Mohamed
Position: Associate Professor
Technical Services for the Arabic Collection (Acquisition)
Directorate of Library Affairs
Email:  imohamed@iau.edu.sa
Phone: 32818

Published on: 09 December 2015
Last update on: 29 May 2023
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