Samantha Gust

Head of Acquisitions

Email: gust@niagara.edu
Fax: 716.286.8006
Phone: 716.286.8031

Education

  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Niagara University, January 2011
  • Master of Library Science, University at Buffalo, February 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Buffalo State College, May 1993

Job Duties

  • Oversees and manages the purchase of audiovisuals, books, periodicals, and electronic reference databases
  • Monitors the materials budget
  • Implements the collection development policy
  • Coordinates interlibrary loan/document delivery services
  • Ensures on and off-campus access to electronic research databases
  • Manages the Library's web site
  • Provides occasional reference desk service and individual research assistance by appointment
  • Provides course-related instruction
  • Serves as liaison to various academic departments

 Current Professional Service

  • Member, WNYLRC Board of Trustees Nominating Committee
  • Member, WNYLRC Regional Advisory Committee
  • Section Editor, Journal of Library Innovation
  • Editorial Board Member, Internet Reference Services Quarterly
  • Book Reviewer, Library Journal
  • Book Reviewer, Reference & User Services Quarterly

Past Teaching Experience

  • ENG 231: Business Communication (Niagara University)

Awards

  • Employee of the Month, June 2005 (Niagara University)
  • Excellence in Customer Service, Fall 2004 (Niagara University Library)
  • Recognition Award for Outstanding Service to Students, 2002 (Niagara University Office of Multicultural & International Student Affairs)

Professional Interests

  • Book reviewing
  • Business communication
  • Editing
  • Leadership
  • Mentoring

Departmental Liaison

  • Communication Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)
  • Modern & Classical Languages
  • Psychology
  • Theatre