Niagara University Library

Library

Front row, from left to right: Joseph Umhauer, assistant library director for technical services; Melissa Langridge, user education coordinator; Lisa Jackson, administrative assistant;  Samantha Gust, head of acquisitions.

Back row, from left:  David Schoen, director of libraries; Kris Schrader, technical assistant; Debbie Farrell, circulation department coordinator; Jaclyn McKewan, outreach librarian; Rachael Rossi, faculty development coordinator; Kathy Urso, technical assistant; Jonathan Coe, coordinator of public services.

Location:
Niagara University Library, south end of campus

Team leader:
David Schoen, library director

Team members:
Joseph Umhauer, assistant library director for technical services; Lisa Jackson, administrative assistant; Melissa Langridge, user education coordinator; Samantha Gust, head of acquisitions; Kris Schrader, technical assistant; Debbie Farrell, circulation department coordinator; Jaclyn McKewan, outreach librarian; Rachael Rossi, faculty development coordinator; Kathy Urso, technical assistant; Jonathan Coe, coordinator of public services

How to contact: 

716-286-8000/https://library.niagara.edu/contact/contacts-by-service-area

Hours:
http://niagara.libcal.com/

By the numbers:
The Niagara University library had a reported attendance of more than 210,000 between 2017 and 2018. It maintains a scholarly collection of more than 600,000 print and electronic books, as well as more than 30,000 periodical titles.

Just the facts:
Niagara University library’s mission is to provide exceptional customer service while connecting people to resources that support inquiry, knowledge creation, and knowledge sharing. The library’s friendly and knowledgeable staff work tirelessly to provide help and support, not only to NU’s student base, but to faculty and staff, as well.

The library maintains a scholarly collection of print and electronic books, as well as periodical titles. It also provides access to a large collection of popular films on DVD and smaller collections of bestselling books, board games, and graphic novels.

One invaluable resource to faculty and staff comes in the form of faculty development coordinator Rachael Rossi. Although her office is located in St. Vincent's Hall, Rachael is actually an important member of the library team. Working in conjunction with library staff, Rachael also works with CCTL, Research Council, IRB, and the Information Technology team to provide faculty with instructional support, professional development, assessment, mentoring opportunities, and research initiatives. She can often be found teaching about Canvas and other instructional tools in the Library Instruction Lab.

Rachael’s work complements NU Skill Shops, a program designed to offer a variety of informal trainings in which our campus community can learn from one another. In the past, these workshops have included software training, plagiarism resources, and seminars to help effectively connect with international students.

Last seen: 
Hanging out with therapy dogs in the second floor Teachers’ Studio, and teaching NUSTEP students about library research and rigor in effort to make the transition to college a smooth one.