About Technical Services

The Technical Services Group acquires, organizes, describes, delivers, and preserves library content in the support of the University Libraries’ mission. Making library collections discoverable through tools such as One Search, the library catalog, Find It!, and Google Scholar are examples of work performed and technologies managed by Technical Services. The group is also responsible for supporting the technical services-related modules of the Integrated Library System (ILS) including acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources, WAM (proxy server), Pathfinder Pro and Millennium Administration. Technical Services is an internal group working with other library departments and the Public Services group to meet user needs. Libraries supported by Technical Services include the Williams and Science Libraries. Technical Services is composed of several departments including Metadata and Digital Initiatives, Continuing Resources, Government Documents and Ordering as well as:

Automation – Managing the Integrated Library System (ILS) is performed on a part-time basis by two employees as needed. The library catalog public interface is supported by this group along with the modules for acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resource management, WAM (proxy server), Pathfinder Pro and Millennium Administration.

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Front row, from the left to right: Christina Torbert, Michelle Emanuel, Gail Herrera, Laura Harper. Back row, from the left to right: Rachel Peck, John Leslie, Tina Harry, Elizabeth Dorris, Kristin Rogers, Melissa Williams, Alana Pruitt, Martha Cullison, Daisy Cheng. Not pictured, Jennifer Brosek, Lavorace Frierson, Celest Parker.

Technical Services Head

Gail Herrera

Gail Herrera

Assistant Dean for Technical Services and Professor gherrera@olemiss.edu

Michelle Emanuel

Michelle Emanuel

Head of Metadata and Digital Initiatives and Professor memanuel@olemiss.edu

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Daisy Cheng

Senior Catalog Librarian and Associate Professor dtcheng@olemiss.edu


Tina Harry

Catalog & Assistant Automation Librarian and Associate Professor tharry@olemiss.edu


John Leslie

Music Catalog Librarian and Associate Professor jleslie@olemiss.edu

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Elizabeth Dorris

Library Specialist eadorris@olemiss.edu

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Celest Parker

Library Specialist cparker@olemiss.edu

Continuing Resources
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Christina Torbert

Head of Continuing Resources and Associate Professor ctorbert@olemiss.edu


Kristin Rogers

Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian & Assistant Professor kerogers@olemiss.edu


Lavorace Frierson

Senior Library Assistant lfrierso@olemiss.edu

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Alana Pruitt

Library Specialist apruitt@olemiss.edu

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Melissa Williams

Library Specialist mmwill@olemiss.edu

Technical Services Staff

Travis Cowart

Collection Applications Developer tlcowart@olemiss.edu

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Martha Cullison

Library Specialist mculliso@olemiss.edu


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