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Rebecca Ione Pernell

Librarian & Head, Access Services and Auxiliary Libraries


  • (650) 725-1277

Rebecca's role in the library

The Head of Access Services & Auxiliary Libraries oversees 8 operational units (60+ staff members) across 4 locations:

  1. Circulation & Library Privileges: policies for SUL, circulation for the main library (Cecil H. Green Library), library card and memberships issuance
  2. Media & Microtext Center: non-paper media collections such as DVDs, games, microfilm
  3. Green Library Stacks: management of 3 million volumes in the main campus library
  4. Stanford Auxiliary Library 1&2: an on-campus library of overflow collections from across all disciplines. A small reading room, 1 million volumes on compact shelving, and an active paging program
  5. Stanford Auxiliary Library 3 (SAL3) - Livermore, California: a high-density cold storage preservation facility in Livermore with 3.2 million items with active accessioning and delivery program to campus
  6. Stanford Auxiliary Library - Newark, California: immense storage and retrieval program for archival newspaper collections from around the world
  7. Collection Transfers & Google Books Library Partnership: Planning and supporting large collection moves between campus libraries and to off-campus storage. The Google Books project concluded in January 2014
  8. Interlibrary Services: lending and borrowing service between Stanford and other libraries.

Rebecca is a member of several Stanford groups:

  • Disability Advisory Committee (University committee led by Vice Provost for Student Affairs)
  • Campus Card Advisory Group (University committee led by Director of ID Card Services)
  • Stanford Community Emergency Response Team (earthquake and disaster response)
  • Online Experience Group (web site redesign and maintence team for SUL); done in 2014
  • SUL Collection Development Advisory Group (collection management policy and priorities)


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