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Deborah Chiarella

Associate Librarian and Liaison to the Departments of Music and Theatre and Dance

Pronouns: she/her/hers

112 Baird Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

  • Ph: 716-829-5753

Office Hours


Department Liaison

Department of Music, Department of Theatre and Dance


  • Liaison to the Departments of Music and Theatre and Dance.  
  • Teach library workshops and inclass sessions on a variety of subjects relating to library research.
  • Provide reference services to students, faculty, and members of the local and global community.
  • Provide one-on-one research assistance consultations.
  • Responsible for Music Library collection development of all formats.
  • Manage the Music Archives Collection. 

Education and Training

  • MLS, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 
  • BA  - Music, York University, Toronto, Canada 


Journal Articles (refereed): 
Elizabeth Stellrecht and Deborah Chiarella. “Targeted Evolution of Embedded Librarian Services: Providing Mobile Reference and Instruction Services Using iPads,”Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 34, no.4 (2015):397- 406.
Deborah Chiarella, Tina Khadem, Jack Brown, and Mark Wrobel. "Information Literacy Skills Retention Over the First Professional year of Pharmacy School," Medical References Services Quarterly, 33, no.3 (2014):302-312. 
Michael Krajewski, Fredrick Doloresco, Mark Wrobel, Deborah Chiarella, Cory Fominaya, Peter Brody, and Linda Catanzaro. "Literature Searching Skills of first and Third Professional Year Pharmacy Students,"  Pharmacy Education, 13, no.1 (2013): 165-171. 
Dean Hendrix, Deborah Chiarella, Linda Hasman, sharon Murphy and Michelle Zafron. "Use of Facebook in Academic Health Sciences Libraries," Journal of the Medical Library Association,  97, no.1 (2009): 44-47. 
Linda Hasman and Deborah Chiarella. "Developing a Pain Management Resource Wiki for Cancer Patients." Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 12, no.4 (2008): 317-326. 
Deborah Chiarella and Lauren Keefe.  "Creating a Consumer Health Outreach Program for Western New York Senior Citizens: Continuing a Library School Project," Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 27, no.2 (2008): 221-228. 
Editorial Activities: 
Editorial Board Members, Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 2016 - present 
Editor, Health Literacy Column,  Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 2009-2013 
Co-Editor, Health Literacy Column,  Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet,  2008-2009 

Professional Memberships


  • Music Library Association
  • New York State - Ontario Chapter, Music Library Association