Michael Lavin

Part-Time Reference Librarian

Email: mlavin@niagara.edu
Fax: 716.286.8006
Phone: 716.286.8022


  • Master of Business Administration, Canisius College, 1982
  • Master of Library Science, University at Buffalo, 1977
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, 1976

Job Duties

  • Provide reference desk service on evenings and weekends
  • Provide assistance with library instruction classes as needed

 Selected Publications

  • Understanding the Census: A Guide for Marketers, Planners, Grant Writers, and Other Data Users. Epoch Books, 1996.
  • Business Information: How to Find It, How to Use It, 2nd edition. Oryx Press, 1992.

 Awards and Honors

  • Gale Research Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship, American Library Association, 1992
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship, State University of New York, 1991

Professional Interests

  • Business information sources
  • Census of population
  • Use of graphic novels in libraries