The ALF Internal Processing Unit is tasked with the job of preparing 7,000 books
per week from various collections that are being transferred to the ALF.

What does this mean?

  • This means that we retrieve pre-selected materials from various collections campus wide. 
  • Once these items are in our office we change the record for each item in IUCAT so that patrons will know it is in the ALF. 
  • Each piece is re-barcoded and evaluated to see if it needs to be stabilized or sent to preservation. 
  • Next, every item is reviewed to ensure that the records have been updated and that stabilization has been applied to every piece that requires it. 
  • Finally, the books are packed for shipment to the ALF.

Contact Info

Wells Library E050
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-9294
(812) 855-8229 (Fax)
Brian Johnson - ALF Internal Processing Manager
(812) 856-7205