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Matthew R. Ballard, M.L.S.

Director of Library Services
Assistant Professor;
Liaison to the School of Arts & Humanities,
School of Nursing, and 
School of Business


Google Hangouts: ballard_matthew@roberts.edu

Matthew's Research Guides

Liaison Subject Areas

Language & Literature
Music & Performing Arts
Visual 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.

Sample Publications

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

Job Responsibilities

Library Administration; Budget Formulation; Assessment; Acquisitions/Collection Development, Subscription Analysis/Oversight; Other Duties as Assigned.

Biographical Notes

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