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Kimberly Plassche

Sciences Librarian

Pronouns: She, hers

108 Lockwood Memorial Library, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

  • Ph: 716-645-8168
  • Fax: 716-645-3859
kf43@buffalo.edu

Office Hours

Appointments

I am available for in-person consultations in the map collection, as well as virtual meetings via Zoom! Schedule via Calendly or email me at kf43@buffalo.edu to set up a time.

Department Liaison

Geography

Responsibilities

  • Manage the UB Libraries Map Collection (including sheet maps, atlases and aerial photographs)
  • GIS data and historic map reference 

Education and Training

  • MLS, University at Buffalo, SUNY, 2011
  • BS, Environmental Studies, University at Buffalo, SUNY, 2009 / Minor: Geography

Publications

Bi-Monthly Column Author and Editor, “New Maps and Books.”: base line: a Newsletter of the Map and Geography Round Table (MAGIRT (Map and Geospatial Information Round Table, American Library Association)). Online archive: http://www.ala.org.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/rt/magirt/publications/baseline 

Journal articles (Refereed)

Plassche, K.A. (2022). Examining the Background, Duties and Perceptions of Today’s Map Librarians. Journal of Map & Geography Libraries. DOI: 10.1080/15420353.2022.2025988

Book/Media Reviews

Plassche, K.A. (2021) [Review of the film Connectivity Project]. Educational Media Reviews Online. Available from Educational Media Reviews Online database: https://emro-libraries-psu-edu.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/record/index.php?id=7233  

Plassche, K.A. (2021) [Review of the film The Story of Plastic]. Educational Media Reviews Online. Available from Educational Media Reviews Online database: https://emro-libraries-psu-edu.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/record/index.php?id=7189

Plassche, K.A. (2020) [Review of the film Absent Stone]. Educational Media Reviews Online. Available from Educational Media Reviews Online database: https://emro-libraries-psu-edu.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/record/index.php?id=7061  

Plassche, K.A. (2020) [Review of the film Becoming Animal]. Educational Media Reviews Online. Available from Educational Media Reviews Online database: https://emro-libraries-psu-edu.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/record/index.php?id=6956  

Plassche, K.A. (2020) [Review of the film Earth]. Educational Media Reviews Online. Available from Educational Media Reviews Online database: https://emro-libraries-psu-edu.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/record/index.php?id=6944  

Plassche, K.A. (2020) [Review of the film Fireland Dogs]. Educational Media Reviews Online. Available from Educational Media Reviews Online database: https://emro-libraries-psu-edu.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/record/index.php?id=7050  

Plassche, K.A. (2020) [Review of the film The Nature Makers]. Educational Media Reviews Online. Available from Educational Media Reviews Online database: https://emro-libraries-psu-edu.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/record/index.php?id=7128

Plassche, K.A. (2020) [Review of the film Right to Harm]. Educational Media Reviews Online. Available from Educational Media Reviews Online database: https://emro-libraries-psu-edu.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/record/index.php?id=6957  

Professional Memberships

American Library Association, Map & Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT)

Western Association of Map Libraries 

Presentations

Recent Trends in Map and Geospatial Academic Library Position Descriptions. Presentation at Western Association of Map Libraries Annual Conference (October 2021).

Thinking Outside the LibGuides Box: Collaboration and Widgets to Enhance Your Research Guides. Presentation at Springshare’s Springycamp 2021 (September 2021), with Carolyn Klotzbach-Russell. Online archive: https://buzz.springshare.com/springycamp21/UBSUNY

Creation of a Multidisciplinary Guide for Great Lakes Research. Lightning talk at the Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians (June 2021).

Academic Librarianship as a Second Career. Presentation at the New York Library Association Annual Conference (November 2020), with Giovanna Colosi and Amanda McCormick.

Boost Your Library’s Customer Service with Virtual Reference. Invited Speaker for WNYLRC Virtual Workshop (June 2020), with Jill Hackenberg. Online archive: https://ubir-buffalo-edu.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/xmlui/handle/10477/81987