Andy Horbal is the director of Access Services at Cornell University Library, where he holds the rank of associate librarian. In this role he oversees the Library Annex high-density storage facility and Interlibrary Services department and works closely with unit library directors to forward CUL’s public services. Additionally, he coordinates CUL’s approach to providing streaming film and media resources.
Previous stops in his academic library career include the University of Maryland, McDaniel College, and the University of Pittsburgh, which is also where he earned his BA and MLIS degrees. His main research interest involves instructor and student use of streaming and other video resources in higher education. He has also published and presented work on academic library makerspaces, cinephilia, and copyright issues, and is the author of more than 60 movie reviews. His service activities have included leadership roles in the American Library Association and Consortium of College and University Media Centers, involvement in multiple Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation groups, and numerous elected positions in shared governance bodies at both Cornell University and the University of Maryland.