Lori Widzinski

Lori Widzinski

Head, Multimedia and Music Collections and Services

320B Capen Hall, North Campus
(716) 645-7785


M.S., Instructional Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1986
M.L.S., SUNY College at Geneseo, 1980
B.A. English, SUNY Albany, 1979


Oversees the operation of collections and services for the Libraries' multimedia collection and for the Music Library.


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Founder and Editor of Educational Media Reviews Online, a free database of video, DVD, audio CD and CD-ROM reviews of materials from major educational and documentary distributors and independent filmmakers. The reviews are written by librarians and teaching faculty in institutions across the United States and Canada.

Founder and Editor of MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship, an electronic, peer reviewed journal on the Internet which ran from 1993-2002, focusing on all aspects of academic media librarianship.

Recent Publications:

Widzinski, Lori. "Step away from the machine" A Look at Our Collective Past, Library Trends, 58(3): Winter 2010.

"Tips for Reviewing Educational Media." In: Thinking Outside the Book. Carol Smallwood, ed., McFarland & Company. 2008.

Widzinski, Lori. The Evolution of Media Librarianship: a tangled history of change and constancy. Simile, 1(3): August 2001.


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