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David J. Bertuca

Map Librarian

116 Lockwood Memorial Library, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

  • Ph: 716-645-1332

Office Hours

By appointment.

Department Liaison



Provides map/cartographic-related collections, research, and instructional support for all departments. Also provides general and specialized reference services at reference desks and via appointments.

Inter-disciplinary research assistance for cartographic materials.

Provide teaching for maps and cartographic materials, EndNote and other software applications.

ArcGIS Authorization contact. Provides search assistance for GIS datasets.

Education and Training

  • MLS (cum laude): School of Information and Library Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BS (cum laude): School of Graphic Arts and Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Major: Professional Photography / Minors: Management, Psychology



  • LIS571 Organization and Control of Recorded Information I, Department of Library and Information Studies, University at Buffalo (2007-2010).
  • LIS702 Map Cataloging. School of Graduate Education, Department of Library and Information Studies, University at Buffalo (Fall 2009).
  • Post-Graduate Workshops/Training Sessions
  • Map Cataloging. All-day sessions to institutions and agencies (2005- ).


New Maps and Books Editor: Base line: a Newsletter of the Map and Geography Round Table (MAGERT (Map and Geography Round Table, American Library Association)). Bi-monthly column: "New Maps and Cartographic Materials, Along with Other Items of Interest." 

Associate Editor for Cataloging and Metadata: Coordinates: Online Journal of the Map & Geography Round Table (e-journal) Map and Geography Round Table (MAGERT), American Library Association (2004-2011).
An online, peer-reviewed serial publication; also member of the Technical Committee, 2004-2010

Editor: NEMO Newsletter archive of printed editions

Editorial Board, Old Fort Niagara Publications Committee. Edit manuscripts, copy-proofing, and provide technical/layout assistance for scholarly monograph publications.

Website editorships

    • North East Map Organization (NEMO)
    • Upstate New York Science Librarians (NYSCILIB)

Other Service Interests include

National map organizations, Map cataloging associations, regional academic library associations, campus and community map-related activities. Also serve on boards of several community organizations.

Other activities for various organizations with graphic design and layout production of newsletters, brochures, logos, and promotional materials.