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Kathleen Quinlivan

Communications Officer

Pronouns: she / hers / ours

222 Capen Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

  • Ph: 716-645-1326

Department Liaison

University Communications


I am a member of the University Libraries' Communications Team.  Our team develops digital and print initiatives to promote UB Libraries'collections and services, both digital and print,  to our campus and community partners.

I am the editor of UB Libraries Today, a semi-annual print publication for UB students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and friends (2010-present).

I collaborate with the Libraries' liaison in the Office of University Communications to write, edit and proofread media releases and other print pieces.

Education and Training

  • MLS, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • BA, (English, cum laude) Buffalo State College, SUNY
  • International Summer School, University College, Dublin, Ireland (course work in Irish literature, history and culture)


University at Buffalo, SUNY

Buffalo & Eerie County Historical Society field archivist)

Canisius College, Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library (reference librarian/evening-weekend supervisor)(

Hilbert College, McGrath Library (public services librarian)

Buffalo State College (grant-funded project administrator)

Awards and Honors

Beta Phi Mu - Beta Delta Chapter

  • Chapter president, 1990-91
  • Chapter vice-president, 1989-90


Gumshoes, Sleuths and Snoopers  database featuring selected titles and cover art from the George Kelley Collection of Paperback and Pulp Fiction (2005).

"Tips for Part-Time Librarians," in The Whole Library Handbook 3, comp. by George M. Eberhart. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000, pp. 95-96. Co-author with Linda Herman and Anne Huberman.

Prostitution: A Guide to Sources, 1960-1990, Vern L. Bullough and Lilli Sentz, eds. NY: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1992, pp. 197-234. (Assisted with the preparation of entries for this annotated bibliography).

"Flashback". Occasional contributor to a weekly column in the UB Reporter, 2009-2012. Selected entries:

  • Digital Collection Features Vintage BISON Covers (2012)
  • First Meeting of UB Women's Club (2011)
  • Curriculum of Social Work Established (2010)
  • A New Home for UB Law ((2009)
  • UB China MBA Program (2009)

Professional Memberships

American Library Association, 1998-2018

SUNY Librarians Association, 2000-2018

Association of College and Research Libraries, WNY/Ontario Chapter, 1994-1998

Association of Part-Time Librarians, 1988-1995


"Library Live: Alumni-Focused Webinars for Instruction & Development." Co-presenter with Cindi Tysick, Library Communications Conference, Mt. Laurel, NJ, October 6, 2014.

"The Pulps." Co-presenter with George Kelley, Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, Chicago, IL, September 3, 2005.

"Be Kind - Unwind: Stress Relief @ Your Library." Panel presentation, SUNY Librarians Association annual conference, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, June 13, 2013.

"Have Exhibit, Will Travel." Co-presenter with Judy Adams-Volpe, SUNY Librarians Annual Conference, State University College at Cortland, Cortland, NY, May 26, 2004.

"Gumshoes, Pulp and Ziploc Baggies." Panel presentation, SUNY Librarians Association annual conference, State University College at Brockport, Brockport, NY, June 26, 2000.