Ellen Bahr

Systems Librarian
Herrick Memorial Library
Herrick Library, Room 107
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


  • MLIS, Library and Information Science, Rutgers University
  • MA, French Studies, New York University
  • Diplôme d’Etudes Françaises, Université de Caen, France
  • BA, French and Psychology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Research, Publications, & Presentations


  • Bahr, E. (2023.) Mentoring on a Shoestring: Expanding Opportunities for Tenure Track Librarians. Invited presentation for Spotlight on SUNY Libraries series.
  • Bahr, E. (2022.) Why Mentor? Steps and Considerations in Developing a Mentoring Program for Academic Librarians. Poster presented at SUNY Librarians Association Annual Conference. Farmingdale, NY.
  • Bahr, E. (2016.) Metadata for Institutional Repositories: Who Catalogs the Digital Library? Roundtable at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference. Boston, MA.
  • Bahr, E., Arno, B., Hosford, J., and Riley, T. (2015.) Many Hands Make Light Work: Alfred University's Digitization Working Group and the Art of Collaboration. Presented at the SUNY Librarians Association Annual Conference. Purchase, NY.
  • Bahr, E., Buckwalter, J., and Westacott, V. (2015.) Fulfilling the Promise of the Fulbright Program. Presented at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region X: Upstate New York Meeting. Alfred, NY.
  • Bahr, E., Sullivan, B., and Wan, F. (2013.) Attitudes Towards and Uses of Electronic Books at Alfred University. Presented at the SUNY Librarians Association Annual Conference. Buffalo, NY.
  • Bahr, E. (2010.) Print Journal Holdings and Serials Solutions/Journal Locator: Trends in SUNY and IDS Libraries. Presented to the Serials Special Interest Group, SUNY Librarians
  • Bahr, E., Costello, M., Daly, M., Davies-Hoffman, K., and Sullivan, B. (2009.) Passing the Torch: Instruction Librarians Keeping the Flames of Active Learning Alive. Pre-conference workshop presented at the SUNY Librarians Association Annual Conference. Syracuse, NY.

Research & Publications

  • Adams, K., Bahr, E., Dannick, S., & Romanchock, M. (2021.) Making a Commitment to Address Racial Injustice: One Library’s Experience. SUNYLA News, 51(1), 4-6.
  • Bahr, E., and Harriss, C. (2015.) One-to-one Instruction: Two Perspectives. College and Research Libraries News, 76(1), 14-17.
  • Bahr, E., and Speed, M. (2010). Creating Library Websites with Joomla: Not Too Big, Not Too Small, Just Right. Code4lib Journal, (12), 1-14.
  • Bahr, E. (2009). Uncapping the Lens: The History of Early Photography. College & Research Libraries News. 70(1), 32-35.
  • Bahr, E. (2007). Dreaming of a Better ILS. (cover story). Computers In Libraries, 27(9), 10-14.
  • Cuddy, C., and Bahr, E. (2006). Trends in Cataloging Electronic Journals in Health Sciences Libraries: Will Title Lists or the Online Catalog Prevail? Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 3(3), 37-59.


  • Alfred University Libraries Faculty Scholar Award, 2023
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2013
  • Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Languages National Honor Society, 2009
  • Librarian Scholarship, Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, 2007
  • Beta Phi Mu Library Science International Honor Society, 2005

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