Melissa Langridge

Coordinator of Public Services & Associate Library Director

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Phone: 716.286.8025


  • MsED, Niagara University
  • M.L.S., University at Buffalo
  • B.A. in Art History, Buffalo State College

Job Duties

  • Assumes the duties of the Library Director in his or her absence.
  • Works closely with the Library Director to develop, administer, and assess library services.
  • Provides reference and instructional services to patrons.


Conference Proceedings

  • October 2021. Tech Tools Worth Talking About. Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) Intersect Unconference: Resilience, Renewal, and Beyond. With Natalie Haber, Karisa Langridge, and Sarah Winter.
  • June 2021. Librarian as 'Coach': Using Peloton’s Motivational Pedagogy to Engage Students in Library Instruction. Library Instruction Tennessee (LIT) Conference. With Natalie Haber.
  • October 2018. Chaos Reigned: An Exploration of an Information Literacy Escape Room. WNYLRC Intersect Unconference. Buffalo, NY. With Elizabeth Marohn.
  • January 2017. BINGO!: Assessment of Upper-Level Undergraduate Information Literacy Skills. Niagara University CCTL Conference on Teaching and Learning. Lewiston, NY. With Bridget Doloresco.
  • February 2016. SUNYLA Midwinter Online Conference. Do you Kahoot?: Easy Engagement and Assessment in the Classroom. With Bridget Doloresco.
  • October 2015. Using ENGAGING to Maximize Effectiveness of Partnerships and Student Learning. New York Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (NYSATE/NYACTE) Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY. With Dr. Paul Vermette and Danyelle Moore.
  • September 2015. Revitalize your Research Instruction!: Applying the ENGAGING Constructivist Framework in the Library Instruction Classroom. Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy. Savannah, GA. With Dr. Paul Vermette.

  • October 2013. The Teaching Professor Technology Conference. Guide On The Side: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration for Online Learning. Atlanta, GA. 
  • March 2012. Creating Curiosity in Criminal Justice: Promoting Transliteracy Through Problem Based Learning. 3Ts Conference 2012: Engaging Students with Teaching, Technology, and Transliteracy. Albany, NY. With Kimberly Jones.
  • October 2010. Applying Educational Theory to Create Active Learning Lesson Plans and Successful Marketing.  7th annual Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy. Savannah, GA. With Stephanie Meyer and Kimberly Jones.
  • August 2010. Bridging the Basics of Business through Problem Based Learning and Digital Storytelling. 4th annual SUNY Fredonia Teaching and Learning Conference. Fredonia, NY. With Teresa Cardon, J.D.
  • November 2009. ‘It’s Alive!’: Librarian-Faculty Partnerships for Enlivening the Arts. Western New York/Ontario Association of College and Research Libraries Fall Conference. East Aurora, NY. With Dr. Janet Gane and Kimberly Jones.
  • November 2009. Enhanced Learning Components to Invigorate Literature Course. International Conference of Education, Research, and Innovation (ICERI). Madrid, Spain. With Dr. Janet Gane. 
  • January 2009. Metamorphoses: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration in Freshmen Literature. 8th Annual CCTL Conference on Teaching and Learning. Niagara University, NY. With Dr. Janet Gane.

Contributions to Books

  • 2020. "Y Tho: Cooking with Catchphrases is Meme-orable.” Morris, S.E. (Ed.). In Critical Thinking About Sources Cookbook. Chicago: ACRL Press.
  • 2020. "Repost This, Not That! Evaluating News Beyond the Headline.” Morris, S.E. (Ed.). In Critical Thinking About Sources Cookbook. Chicago: ACRL Press.
  • 2016. “Is Greed Good? Using Research to Make Informed, Evidence-Based Decisions.” Fawley, N. & Krysak, N. (Eds.). In The Discovery Tool Cookbook: Recipes for Successful Lesson Plans. Chicago: ACRL Press. With Jeff Miller and Bridget Doloresco.
  • 2015. “Password: Keyword Edition.” McClure, H., Bravender, P. & Schaub, G. (Eds.). In Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians. Chicago: ACRL Press.
  • 2014. “Student Perceptions of Academic Librarians: The Influence of Pop Culture and Past Experience.” Pagowsky, N. & Rigby, M. (Eds.). In The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work. Chicago: ACRL Press. With Christine Hurko and Allison Schultz.
  • 2014. “Cooking Up Collaboration! Faculty-Librarian Partnership Using Guide on the Side for Online Instruction.” In The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook: Recipes for Making Long-Term Connections. Kvenild, C. & Calkins, K. (Eds.). Chicago: ACRL Press. With Blake Carver, Kristin Burger and Natalie Bennett.
  • 2012. “Using Small Group Individual Diagnosis to Improve Online Instruction.” In To Improve the Academy, Vol. 31. J.E. Groccia (Ed.). New York: Jossey-Bass. With Dr. Jennifer Herman.
  • 2011. “Ellie Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Archives” Let the Games Begin! Engaging Students with Interactive Information Literacy Instruction. With Kimberly Jones.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • 2010. Bridging the Basics of Business Law Through Digital Storytelling. The Business Research Consortium (BRC) Journal of
    Advances in Education. Volume 1, Number 2. With Teresa Cardon, J.D.

Awards and Honors

  • September 2019. Western New York Library Resources Council’s Excellence in Library Service Award. Wilson Community Library.
  • Summer 2014. Outstanding Employee of the Quarter. Niagara University.
  • April 2013. Assessment Grant Awarded. Niagara University General Education Committee.
  • Spring 2010. Active and Integrative Learning grant received from Committee on College Teaching and Learning awarded for Creating Curiosity in Criminal Justice: Using Problem Based Learning Scenarios to Engage Freshmen at the Introductory Level. Niagara University. 
  • Spring 2010. Excellence in Customer Service Award for Outstanding Work at the Reference Desk. Niagara University Library.
  • M.L.S., University at Buffalo, 2008
  • B.A. in Art History, Buffalo State College, 2005

Job Duties

  • Coordinates the Information Literacy Program
  • Provides reference desk service and individual research assistance by appointment
  • Participates in collection development
  • Serves as liaison to six academic departments
  • Ensure on and off-campus access to the Library's research databases

Departmental Liaison

  • Castellani Art Museum
  • Fine Arts
  • Modern and Classical Languages
  • Nursing
  • Ontario Teacher Education
  • Social Work

Departmental Liaison

  • Education - Leadership and Policy Doctoral Program
  • Art History with Museum Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Leadership and Policy Doctoral Program