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Head of Library Systems and Subscriptions
Benjamin Hockenberry

M.L.S., Library Science, University at Buffalo
B.A., Studio Art and English Literature, SUNY College at Geneseo

Is the librarian for:

  • Interactive Media
  • Media and Communication
  • Media Management

Benjamin's Subject Guides

Areas of Interest

Library and Tech hats: Open access publishing, scholarly communication, search and retrieval (subject access, facets), hacktivism, game-based learning, data science.
Art hat: folk music, mixed-media abstraction, figurative art, street art, noise, found sound.

A typical day
Manage the library systems (FisherCat, WorldCat, ILLiad, Get It @ Fisher, "Everything" Search, Fisher Digital Publications, etc.). Meet with students and faculty for research consultations, buy books. Meet with OIT and other departments around campus to plan for campus IT needs. Put out some fires here or there. Fiddle with code and with image editors. Teach workshops.

Before becoming a librarian
One of my previous jobs was preparing exhibits and workshops (and cleaning wax ovens) at an encaustic paint factory and workshop center.