Head of Technical Services/Acquisitions Librarian
Office:Lavery Library Under the Steeple (K-408)
Phone:(585) 385-8136
Kate Ross

Apple Teacher


M.S., Library Science, University at Buffalo
M.A., History, University at Buffalo
B.A., History, SUNY College at Oneonta

Pronouns: she/her

Is the librarian for:

  • American Studies
  • Economics
  • History
  • Sport Management
  • Statistics

Kate's Subject Guides

Job Responsibilities

Acquisition of books, videos, eBooks; technical services; cataloging; collection development and management; reference and instruction

A typical day

Troubleshooting a workflow or account problem; answering questions from faculty and students.

My areas of expertise/interest

Analyzing data to make better decisions about what books and videos we purchase; video licensing and public performance rights; eBook usage and licensing; shipping logistics.

Others would say that I:

Others would say that I am thoughtful and am always eating.

My favorite part of my job is:

My favorite part of my job is buying new movies and videogames.

I love it when...

I can direct a student or faculty member to resources that will help with a paper, assignment, or research project

At work I am always...

..."rushing to catch a train," a phrased used to describe me as an undergraduate that still applies, meaning I'm always rushing to get somewhere.

Before becoming a librarian...

...I thought I wanted to be a history professor. Or a meteorologist.

Links to professional social media pages

Video interview with Kate Ross, technical services and acquisitions librarian