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Lori Widzinski

Lori Widzinski

Head, Multimedia Services

Health Sciences Library
102 Abbott Hall, South Campus
(716) 829-5744


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 services and the multimedia collection for the Silverman Multimedia Center and the Health Sciences Library Multimedia Resources Center.

Subject / Course Guides

Audio Visual Guide



Multimedia Collections and Services News

Research / Service Area

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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