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Benjamin Hockenberry

Title: Systems Librarian
Office: L211
Phone: (585) 385-8382
Education: MLS, University at Buffalo
B.A. in Studio Art and English Literature, SUNY College at Geneseo

Benjamin Hockenberry

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Job Title

Systems Librarian

A typical day

Manage the library systems (FisherCat, WorldCat, ILLiad, Get It @ Fisher, "Everything" Search, Fisher Digital Publications, etc.). Meet with students and faculty for research consultations, buy books. Meet with OIT and other departments around campus to plan for campus IT needs. Put out some fires here or there. Fiddle with code and with image editors. Teach workshops.

My areas of expertise/interest

Library and Tech hats: Open access publishing, scholarly communication, search and retrieval (subject access, facets), hacktivism, game-based learning, data science.
Art hat: folk music, mixed-media abstraction, figurative art, street art, noise, found sound

Before becoming a librarian

One of my previous jobs was preparing exhibits and workshops (and cleaning wax ovens) at an encaustic paint factory and workshop center.

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