Rita Baladad

Coordinator, Cooperative Purchasing and Electronic Resources Services

Minitex; 15 Andersen Library
612-626-8252

balad001@umn.edu

http://minitex.umn.edu/Electronic/About.aspx

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Cooperative purchasing is the acquisition and negotiation of collaborative electronic resources to achieve economies of scale for libraries. I manage planning, purchasing, invoicing, and renewal of electronic resources and services for institutions in Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota. In short, I'm the bridge between libraries and their vendors. Prior to librarianship, I worked in publishing: marking up articles for electronic journals at an academic press and editing for a trade publisher.

Education

B.A., University of Texas at Austin

M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign