As the Head of Collection Management, Sherri Michaels creates policies and procedures, manages projects, and develops assessments to effectively manage the IUB Libraries’ physical collections. She also coordinates the work of five units (Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) Services, ALF Internal Processing, Copyright Program, Document Delivery Services, and Stacks and Searching) in support of the proper storage and access to the collections.
Sherri's research interests focus on the sharing of library resources, either through interlibrary loan or shared print repositories. Her professional service interests mirror her research interests and focus on resource sharing and shared print repositories. Formerly, Sherri served as chair of STARS, the resource sharing section of the American Libraries Association. She is currently serving on the Best Practices Working Group for the Partnership for Shared Book Collections, and is co-chair of a Shared Print Interest Group for the American Libraries Association.
Sherri's recent publications include:
- Michaels, Sherri and Becca Neel. “Conducting an Inventory with Shared Print in Mind.” Collection Management. Vol. 46, no, 2, pp. 142-156, March 2021.
- Michaels, Sherri and Rachael Cohen. “Does (No) Discovery Lead to (ILL) Delivery? Comparing Transaction Logs to ILL Requests to Determine the Persistence of Library Patrons.” Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and Electronic Reserves. Vol. 27, no. 4-5, pp. 63-76. 2018.
- Baich, Tina and Sherri Michaels. “Facilitating Information Sharing Through Library Collection Maintenance and Preservation.” Ed. Beth Posner. Library Information and Resource Sharing: Transforming Services and Collections. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited, 2017.
Sherri received her M.A. in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also holds a B.S. in English Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.