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Staff Directory - A to Z

If you are unsure who to contact, email and someone from our staff will be in touch.

Question Contact Information
  • Comments and criticism
  • Overdue books and fines
  • Book renewals
  • Faculty placing items on reserve
  • Other circulation questions
  • Reference questions
  • Database searching questions
  • Report noise issue on silent study floor
  • Text: 716-431-3609
  • Schedule a library instruction session
  • Interlibrary Loan/Resource Sharing questions
  • Library web site issues
  • Technical issues with library catalog and library databases
  • Off campus access to library resources
  • Contact Ryan Grimmer, Library Collection and Discovery Service Coordinator
  • General book purchase recommendations
  • Faculty book and journal orders for the library collection
  • Book donations
  • Archives and Special Collections questions
  • Questions about the history of the college
  • The Canisius University Archives is closed. We are no longer able to accept materials for the collection and we can not respond to research inquiries.

Animal Behavior & AnthrozoologyBiologyChemistry & BiochemistryCommunication StudiesCounseling & Human ServicesCriminal JusticeCurriculum Center • Digital Media ArtsEnglishEnvironmental StudiesFine ArtsHealth & Human PerformanceHistory & ClassicsInstitute for Autism Research • KinesiologyMilitary ScienceModern LanguagesPeter A. and Mary Lou Vogt GalleryPhilosophyPhysician AssistantPolitical SciencePre-Law • Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions • PsychologyQuantitative Sciences • Religious Studies & TheologySchool of EducationSports MedicineSociologyWehle School of Business

Patricia Coward, PhD (she/her)
Library Assessment and Instruction Coordinator

Liaison: English • Military Science


Pat is wearing a floral blue top, wearing tortoise shell glasses. She has blue eyes and short-cropped ash blonde/brown hair.

Kathleen DeLaney (she/her)
College Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

Liaison: Communication Studies • Criminal Justice • Digital Media Arts • Environmental Studies • Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery • Philosophy • Religious Studies & Theology • Sociology

Phone: 716-888-8421

Kathleen’s glasses reflect imprints of discoveries and curiosities among thousands of historic books and documents she curates.

Ryan Grimmer (he/him)
Collections and Discovery Services Coordinator

Liaison: Chemistry & Biochemistry • Institute for Autism Research • Psychology • Quantitative Sciences

Phone: 716-888-8405

Ryan wears a light blue blazer with a floral pattern navy blue shirt. Smiling, he has neck-length, wavy, dirty blond hair, light skin, and eyes wide open.

Kevia (Ki-Ki) Howitt (she/her)
Library Associate Access Services

Phone: 716-888-8413

Kiki wears black glasses, earrings, lipstick and a pink top. She has red curly hair a little past her shoulders held back with a flower headband. She is smiling.

Kristine Esch Kasbohm (she/her)
Library Director

Liaison: Biology • History & Classics • Physician Assistant • Political Science • Pre-Law • Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions

Phone: 716-888-8410

Kris wears round tortoise shell glasses, has shoulder length dark brown hair, and is wearing a dark green shirt. She is looking at the camera and smiling.

Matthew Kazimierz Kochan (he/him) 
Library Access Services Coordinator

Liaison: Health & Human Performance • Kinesiology • Sports Medicine • Wehle School of Business

Phone: 716-888-8416

Matt is wearing a light green sweater vest with a tie. He's smiling with neck length gray hair and eyes half open.

Lisa Sullivan (she/her)
Collection Services Librarian

Liaison: Animal Behavior & Anthrozoology • Counseling & Human Services • Curriculum Center • Fine Arts • Modern Languages • School of Education

Phone: 716-888-8403

Lisa wears blue glasses and has red hair that cascades past her shoulders. She wears a red, white and black diagonal striped shirt. She has an art deco necklace on and is smiling.