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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

Office Hours

Fall 2021 

The Map & Geography Librarian will be holding regularly scheduled office hours from 10am-11am on Tuesdays for the Fall 2021 semester. Please register via the Zoom registration link or by emailing Kim Plassche (

These will be virtual. There will be NO office hours on October 26th, November 2nd and November 25th.



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 to set up a time.

Department Liaison



  • Manage the UB Libraries Map Collection (including sheet maps, atlases and aerial photographs)
  • Disseminate ArcGIS for Student Use license authorization codes
  • ArcGIS installation troubleshooting assistance

Education and Training

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


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: 

Professional Memberships

American Library Association, 2017–⁠Present

  • Map & Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT), 2019–⁠Present

    • Committee Memberships:

      MAGIRT Education Committee, July 2020–⁠Present

                                          Chair, July 2021–⁠Present

      Regional Coordinator for Online Guide to Map Collections, August 2020–⁠Present

  • Western Association of Map Libraries, 2021–⁠Present
    • Committee Memberships:

                Conference Planning Committee, 2021–⁠Present


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:

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