Jeanne Harrell

Professional Responsibilities 

  • Interim Director of Collection Development Operations & Acquisitions Services


  • American Library Association(ALA) - Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), Chair for 2015/2016
  • American Library Association (ALA) - Library Administration and Management Association (LLAMA)
  • Texas Library Association
  • Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers' Clubs, President, 2013/2014



  • M.L.S  University of Oklahoma, 1982

                 Major emphasis: Academic Libraries and Technical Services

  • B.A.  Baylor University, 1969

                Majors: Elementary Education and English

Research Interests

  • Acquisition of library materials including monographs, serials, and electronic resources, especially e-books and patron driven acquisitions

  • Library material budgets

  • Technical service organization in academic libraries

Selected Papers


Pickett, Carmelita, Simona Tabacaru and Jeanne Harrell.  “E-Approval Plans in Research Libraries”. College & Research Libraries. 75:218-231 (2014). Preprint available:

Harrell, Jeanne. “Literature of Acquisitions in Review, 2008-2009.” Library Resources     and Technical Services 56, no. 1 (2012),  4-13.

Reynolds, Leslie J., Wyoma vanDuinkerken, Carmelita Pickett, Jane Smith, Sandy Tucker, and Jeanne Harrell.“User Driven Acquisitions: Allowing Patron Requests to Drive Collection Development in an Academic Library.” Collection Management 35: 3, 244-254 (2010).  URL: Also in Patron-Driven Acquisitions : Current Successes and Future Directions, edited by Judith M. Nixon, Robert S. Freeman, and Suzanne M. Ward. New York: Routledge, 2011. 126-136.

vanDuinkerken, Wyoma, Jane Smith, Jeanne Harrell, Leslie J. Reynolds, Sandy Tucker, and Esther Carrigan.“Creating a Flexible Fund Structure to Meet the Needs and Goals of the Library and its Users,” Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services 32 (2009). 142-149.

Harrell, Jeanne. “The Evolution of E-Journal Expertise.” University of Houston Libraries  Serials Symposium.  Houston, TX , July 22, 2005.

Harrell, Jeanne. "Library Acquisitions: Change and the Need for Communication Among Libraries, Distributors, and Publishers," Against the Grain. (November 2001), 52-54.


vanDuinkerken, Wyoma, Wendi Arant Kaspar and Jeanne Harrell. Guide to Ethics in Acquisitions. Chicago: ALA Publications, 2014.

Harer, John B. and Jeanne Harrell.  People For and Against Restricted or Unrestricted Expression.  Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2002.

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