Advisory Board and Committees

Advisory Board

Purpose and Role of the LIS Advisory Board

  • Represent the primary constituent* groups which have a stake in the success of the LIS program.
    *Primary constituents are defined as: students, faculty, alumni, WNY library community, and potential employers.
  • Provide advice to the LIS program regarding all areas relating to its mission and strategic direction with a primary focus on areas related to curriculum, research and service, and serve as a liaison between the LIS program and the constituent groups which its members represent.
  • Provide advice to the LIS program regarding those administrative areas that bear directly on the ability of the LIS program to pursue its mission, most notably, funding and technology.
  • Advocate for the LIS program in the public forum and informally assist in marketing the program.

Advisory Board Members

Christopher Hollister, Advisory Chair
Associate Librarian
524 Lockwood Memorial Library
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
716-645-1323
cvh2@buffalo.edu
Large academic library (LIS alum/WNY)

Dr. Heidi Julien, LIS Chair
Professor, Department of Library and Information Studies
Graduate School of Education
University at buffalo
526 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000
716-645-1474
http://ed.buffalo.edu/information
 
heidijul@buffalo.edu
LIS professor/WNY

Dr. Dan Albertson, LIS Faculty Liaison
Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Studies
Graduate School of Education 
University at Buffalo
530 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000
716-645-1482
http://ed.buffalo.edu/information
danalber@buffalo.edu
LIS professor/WNY

Alice Wu, LIS Student Representative
aywu@buffalo.edu

LIS student/WNY

Sheryl Knab
Executive Director, Western New York Library Resources Council
4455 Genesee Street
P.O. Box 400
Buffalo, NY 14225-0400
716-633-0705
sknab@wnylrc.org
http://www.wnylrc.org/

Library association – regional library council (WNY)

Cady Fontana
Edith B. Ford Memorial Library
P.O. Box 410
Ovid, NY 14521
607-869-3031
ovidlib@rochester.rr.com
cady711@gmail.com

Rural public library; 2014 LIS graduate

Timothy Galvin
Buffalo and Erie County Public Librarian; Head of Extension Services; Head of the Libraries Union
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library—Central Branch
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, New York 14203
716-858-8900
galvint@buffalolib.org
http://www.buffalolib.org/
Large public library system—WNY

Esther Marie Jackson
Esther Marie Jackson
59 Red Lion Row
Kennett Square, PA 19348
716-510-1571
emj4@buffalo.edu
2013 LIS graduate

Susan Janczak
Adjunct Instructor
Department of Library and Information Studies
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
538 Baldy Hall
716-645-1480
sjanczak@buffalo.edu

Kristen Squire
Senior Taxonomy Specialist
Edelman Intelligence
320 N. Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14607
585-613-0068
kristen.m.squire@gmail.com