As the Head of Acquisitions, Lori Duggan leads an efficient team, facilitating a complex range of essential library functions to ensure the acquisition of resources selected by our subject and area librarians. To acquire diverse materials published in various media formats, Lori and her team maintain an expansive network of vendors and publishers nationally and internationally.
Lori is well-connected in the consortial world of collaborative subscriptions and licensures. She represents IU Libraries' interests competently on such groups as the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Acquisition Heads, and with the central BTAA office. Lori works well with colleagues at the regional campuses and the members of the Council of Head Librarians (CHL). This is reflected in her appointment as co-chair of the ‘Common Database Project,' requested by former President McRobbie to guarantee access to a core set of databases by all IU campuses. Lori has held a number of leadership roles in both local and national service organizations, including serving as chair for the NASIG Continuing Education Committee; she currently chairs the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College & Research Libraries Interest Group. She has twice served as the Libraries’ representative to the Bloomington Faculty Council, serving as Bloomington Library Faculty President in 2011.
She has authored many publications, including a chapter for an Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Monograph, Reengineering the Library: Advances in Electronic Resources Management. Other publications include a co-authored article, “The Future is Flexible, Extensible, and Community-Based: Stories of Successful Electronic Resources Management."
She earned her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Library Science degrees from Indiana University Bloomington.