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Kimberly Plassche

Sciences Librarian

Pronouns: She, her

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! Please 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). Evaluating Map and Geospatial Academic Library Position Descriptions. College & Research Libraries, 83(4), 631-645. DOI: 10.5860/crl.83.4.631

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

McCormick, A., Klotzbach-Russell, C., Plassche, K.A. (2022). The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Tenure-Track Librarians. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 22(4), 879-917. https://www-muse-jhu-edu.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/article/866300.

Journal articles (Non-Refereed)

Plassche, K.A. (2022). Becoming a Geospatial Librarian:  Is Graduate Library Education Doing What It Should Yet?. WAML Information Bulletin, 53(3), https://waml.org/waml-information-bulletin/volume-53-number-3/article-becoming-a-geospatial-librarian-is-graduate-library-education-doing-what-it-should-yet/

Book/Media Reviews

Plassche, K.A. (2022) [Review of the film Drowning Letters]. Educational Media Reviews Online. Available from Educational Media Reviews Online database: https://emro-libraries-psu-edu.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/record/index.php?id=7460

Plassche, K.A. (2022) [Review of the film Monobloc]. Educational Media Reviews Online. Available from Educational Media Reviews Online database: https://emro-libraries-psu-edu.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/record/index.php?id=7407

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 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  

Professional Memberships

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

Western Association of Map Libraries 

Presentations

National

Plassche, Kimberly and Carol McAuliffe (2022, September). Creating and Maintaining an Online Directory of Library Map Collections. Presentation at Map Curators’ Group of the British Cartographic Society Annual Workshop (virtual). 

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

Regional

McCormick, Amanda, Carolyn Klotzbach-Russell and Kimberly Plassche. (2022, June). Tenure-Track Librarians and the Covid-19 Pandemic. Presentation at the State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference (virtual).

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

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

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

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