Cheryl Bemiss

Interlibrary Loan Lending & Digitization Coordinator

About me

BA, Psychology, University of Central Florida

MLS, Library Science, Emporia State University

I provide digital and physical access to research materials for libraries and other institutions around the world. I enjoy being able to share all of the excellent resources available at James Madison University.

I moved to Harrisonburg from St. Augustine, Florida, in August 2021. Zero regrets. I’m digging the natural beauty, local restaurants, and friendly people. I’ve also recently become an ardent college football fan – Go Dukes!

About Discovery, Access, and Technology

We are responsible for collections, metadata, and technology. Departments include Access and Delivery, Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves, Metadata Strategies, Collection Administration, Scholarly Communications Strategies, and Technology.

About Interlibrary Loan & Course Reserves

We provide Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Course Reserves services. 

ILL enables JMU students, faculty, and staff to request materials that are not available in any JMU Libraries collections. We acquire those materials from other libraries and document delivery vendors. We also provide these additional services:

  • Scan and Deliver: We scan articles and book chapters from the JMU Libraries print and microform collections and deliver the scanned materials electronically.
  • Distance Learners: We send ILL and JMU Libraries materials to eligible distance learners.

Course Reserves allows JMU faculty members to place high-use course materials on reserve for students to check out with shortened loan periods.