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University at Buffalo Libraries

Kate Cunningham

Project Manager, Collections


420C Lockwood Library, North Campus
kec27@buffalo.edu
(716) 645-8627

Degrees

M.L.I.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1998; B.A., Art History, 1993


Liaison

  • Visual Studies (Art & Art History)
  • Arts Management

Responsibilities

Assists with and coordinates inititiatives and special projects for the Collections & Research Services Division, University at Buffalo Libraries. Provides reference service in person and virtually for the Arts & Sciences Libraries. Serves as liaison and subject selector for Visual Studies (Art & Art History) and Arts Management. Manages various aspects of innovative collection management strategies, including demand driven acquisition of ebooks, collaborative collection development, and data-driven decision-making for various aspects of academic collections and resource sharing.

 


Resources By Subject

Art & Art History (Visual Studies)

Arts Management 


Curriculum Vitae / Bio

Kate Cunningham is the collections project manager and subject librarian/liaison to the Department of Visual Studies and Arts Management Program. Prior positions include: Arts & Humanities Librarian, Colorado State University and various ppositions, assistantships and internships at the University of Texas at Austin, the City of Houston, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the University at Buffalo Libraries.


Research / Service Area

Research interests include: long range planning and sustainability of research libraries' collections, collaborative collection development and resource sharing, data-driven collection management, comprehensive shared print storage, demand-driven acquisitions, and academic library acquisitions and collections workflow redesign.

 

Select Presentations:

“Patron-Driven Acquisitions in Consortia,” with Gregory Doyle and Sheryl Knab, American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, California, June 23, 2012.

“Radical Strategies for Cooperative Collection Development and Resource Sharing,” with H. Austin Booth and Cyril Oberlander, Association of College and Research Libraries 15th National Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 1, 2011.

"Leave the Driving to Them: Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) of eBooks,” with Charles Lyons, Upstate New York Special Libraries Association, Fall Meeting, Syracuse, New York, October 14, 2011.

 





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