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Mary Kamela

Student Support and Engagement Librarian

Pronouns: she/her

520C Lockwood Memorial Library, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

  • Ph: 716-645-8587
  • Fax: 716-645-3859

Department Liaison

University Honors College, English Language Institute


ELI105 - One credit course in research and information literacy

ENG105 - Scaffolded research and information literacy instruction

Education and Training

Master of Science (School Librarianship) - University at Buffalo

Bachelor of Arts (German, Global Studies) - Schreyer Honors College, Penn State University



Kamela, M. (2022). Cookbooks roundup. School Library Journal, 78(12), 95-97.  

Kamela, M. (2022). Taking my own advice: Moving from school to academic libraries as an early-career librarian. Journal of New Librarianship, 7(2), 47–51. 

Research Guides

Multimodal Resources

Professional Memberships

American Library Association (ALA), 2020-present 

  • Division Memberships: 
    • Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), 2022-present 
    • American Association of School Librarians (AASL), 2020-2021 

SUNY Librarians Association, 2022-present 

Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC), 2022-present 

New York Library Association (NYLA), 2020-present 

  • Section Memberships: 
    • Section of School Libraries (SSL): 2020-2021
    • Academic and Special Libraries (ASLS): 2022-present 

School Librarians’ Association of Western New York (SLAWNY), 2020-2021 


Kamela, M. (2023, January 12). Engaging every student: Pear Deck interactive slide presentations [Conference presentation]. SUNYLA Information Literacy Committee Instruction Showcase (virtual). 

Kamela, M., & Carpenter, B. (2022, October 28). We don’t talk about TikTok [Conference presentation]. Kansas Library Association Annual Conference (virtual). 

Kamela, M., & Carpenter, B. (2022, October 23). We don’t talk about TikTok [Conference presentation]. New England Library Association Annual Conference (virtual). 

Kamela, M. (2022, October 7). Educational technology in libraries [Roundtable discussion]. WNYLRC Intersect Unconference, Buffalo, New York. 

Kamela, M., & Aszkler, E. (2021, November 5). Civic online reasoning in the library [Conference presentation]. NYLA Annual Conference, Syracuse, New York.