Matthew R. Ballard, M.L.S.
Director of Library Services
Liaison to the School of Arts & Humanities,
School of Nursing, and
School of Business
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Liaison Subject Areas
Language & Literature
Music & Performing Arts
M.A. in American History | SUNY The College at Brockport (In Progress)
M.L.S., Academic Librarianship | SUNY University at Buffalo
B.S. in History | SUNY The College at Brockport
Library Research Interests
Academic Integrity; Library Assessment; Information-seeking Behavior; Digital Humanities; Digitization; Archival Management & Unique Item Description.
Other Research Interests
The Immigrant Experience - 19th Century U.S. Immigration; Puritan/Native American Interactions - 17th/18th Century; Western New York; Public History; Museums Without Walls; Non-profit Governance.
Overlooked Orleans (2015- ), 52 issues annually appearing in the OrleansHub & Batavia Daily News
Recent Alumnus Award (2017) - SUNY The College at Brockport Alumni Association
Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society - Alpha-Gamma-Lambda Chapter
Orleans County Heritage Hero Award (2014) - Genesee Community College
Library Administration; Budget Formulation; Assessment; Acquisitions/Collection Development, Subscription Analysis/Oversight; Other Duties as Assigned.
Before Roberts: I worked as the Executive Director and Chief Curator at The Cobblestone Society & Museum, as an Evening Library Supervisor at Hilbert College, and "many" years ago as a cemetery groundskeeper at Holy Family Parish in Albion, NY.
Hobbies: Tubist, genealogy, board/computer gaming, cemeteries, playing with Lilly (my Standard Schnauzer)...I'm a bit of a dabbler.
Typical Work Day: There is no typical work day!
Favorite Part of My Job: Working with a strong team of devoted librarians and professionals!
Favorite Book: Puritan Dilemma by Edmund Morgan
Matthew Ballard Honored by The College at Brockport's Alumni Association - October 25, 2017
Matthew Ballard Appointment - October 2, 2017
Interim Director of Library Services Appointed - September 9, 2016