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Susan Davis-Bartl

Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources and Licensing Specialist and Electronic Resources Team Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her/hers

137 Lockwood Memorial Library, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

  • Ph: 716-645-2784

Office Hours

My typical workday is 8:30 am-5pm M-F with M-Tu as work from home days.  


Responsible for the acquisition of electronic journals and databases as well as reviewing and negotiating licesnes for these materials. Serve as primary contact with publishers and other suppliers of library resources,.  Work with the E-Resources team to ensure access to subscribed electronic resources..

Education and Training

  • BA SUNY Geneseo Major: French  summa cum laude
  • MLS SUNY Geneseo
  • Study abroad, Universite de Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland (1 semester)

Awards and Honors

2018 Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association.

2014 ALCTS Honors (inaugural class of awardees) for "sustained and exemplary service to the Association", Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association.

2010 NASIG Champion Award "recognizing the impact, contributions, and leadership....made on the serials profession."

2000 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship


Book Chapters:

“Transforming Technical Services Units to Accommodate Electronic Resource  Management,” with Cindy Hepfer and Daisy Waters, invited chapter for Lightman, Harriet and John P. Blosser, Editors. Perspectives on Serials in the Hybrid Environment.  ALCTS Papers on Library Technical Services and Collections, #15. Chicago: American LibraryAssociation [ALCTS Publishing], 2007. pp.18-36.

“Electronic Periodicals Management,” invited chapter for Shontz, Priscilla K. and Richard A. Murray, editors. A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science, Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. pp.148-152.

“Acquisitions,” with Carol A. Farmer in Managing Business Collections in Libraries, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. pp. 91-105.

“Checking It in the OCLC Way,” in Projects and Procedures for Serials Administration, Ann Arbor: Pierian Press, 1985. pp. 251-75.


With Deberah England, Tina Feick, and Kimberly Steinle. “Minding the Store: Insights and  Perceptions on the Role of Subscription Agents in Today’s Scholarly Resources  Marketplace,” The Serials Librarian, 69:3/4 (2015): 240-266. DOI: 10.1080/0361526X.2015.1122694

“Annotated Bibliography of the Works of Marcia Tuttle,” Serials Review 23:2   (Summer 1997): 27-30.

 “The Year’s Work in Serials, 1989” Library Resources and Technical Services, 34:3 (1990):  313-325. Invited.

“The Year’s Work in Serials, 1988,” Library Resources and Technical Services, 33:3 (1989):   227-239. Invited.

  “The Serials Directory, Second Edition,” Serials Review, 14:3 (1988): 71-73.

Proceedings Reports (competitively selected)

“Courageous Leadership: Walking Your Talk from Wherever You Are” in From the Printed Page to the Digital Age: NASIG 2019 Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2020 pp.35-40, DOI: 10.1080/0361526X.2020.1744410

“Racing to the Crossroads of Scholarly Communication: But Who are We Leaving Behind?”  in Racing to the Crossroads: NASIG 2017 Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis Group, LLC,   2017 pp.49-53. DOI:

“The Power of ‘Open’,” in Embracing New Horizons: NASIG 2016 Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2017. pp.36-41. DOI:

“Wrangling Cats: A Case Study of a Library Consortium Migration,” in NASIG at 30: Building the Digital Future Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2016. pp.116-120. DOI:

“From a System of Journals to a Web of Objects,” in Taking Stock & Taming New Frontiers: NASIG 2014 Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2015. pp.51-63. DOI: 10.1080/0361526X.2015.1026748

Professional Memberships

American Library Association, Core (formerly Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)



New York Library Association



“Creating a Curriculum for the ERL Core Competencies” 37th NASIG Annual Conference, June 2022. Baltimore, MD

“Electronic Resource Librarianship: Past, Present and Future” Electronic Resources & Libraries, March 2019, Austin, TX

“Securing Your Library’s License Legacy” with Betsy Appleton, Electronic Resources & Libraries, April 2017, Austin, TX

“ER Sleuths Are on the Case” webinar sponsored by NASIG with Justin Clarke and Deberah England, March 16, 2017.

“Securing Your Library’s License Legacy” with Betsy Appleton, Electronic Resources & Libraries, April 2017, Austin, TX

“Tactics for Tackling Title Transfers” ALCTS CMS Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group session at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference, January 2017. Atlanta, GA 

 ER Sleuths Are on the Case: Best practices for eresource Acquisitions” with Deberah England and Tina Feick. 31st Annual NASIG Conference, June 2016. Albuquerque, NM. 

“Why Using a Subscription Agent Makes Good Sense” with Deberah England, Tina Feick and Kimberly Steinle. 30th Annual NASIG Conference, May 2015. Washington, DC

“Two ERMS” with Eric Hartnett. Electronic Resources & Libraries, February 2015. Austin, TX

“Building Your ERM Knowledge Base: Bigger Isn’t Necessarily Better, or Is It?” NISO E-Resource Management Forum. September 2007. Denver, CO.

with Sarah Morris, “Straight From the Horse’s Mouth: New and Not-So New Serialists Share Experiences” a workshop at the 2007 Annual Conference of the North American Serials Interest Group. June 2007. Louisville, KY.

with Cindy Hepfer, “Exclusively Electronic,” a workshop at the 2006 United Kingdom Serials Conference. April 2006, University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

“Preparing to Implement an Electronic Resource Management System, or Getting Your Ducks in a Row Before You Dive In!” Electronic Resources & Libraries. March 2006. Atlanta, GA.