Librarians from the University at Buffalo (UB) Libraries are active participants in building the information literacy competencies of students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. UB librarians work with faculty and teaching assistants to introduce research resources, consult on research projects, provide information literacy instruction, and integrate library resources into programs, courses, and curricula.
Credit courses designed to introduce students to the University at Buffalo Libraries, to research resources available through the Libraries, and to the research resources appropriate for specific disciplines.
The Libraries work with other areas on campus to offer workshops on a variety of subjects relevant to students, faculty, and staff.
Library instruction sessions are designed to introduce students to information sources and effective strategies for conducting library research related to a specific subject or assignment. These in-class labs offer students the chance to work on their research with assistance from a librarian.
The Architecture & Planning Library, Lockwood Memorial Library, and Silverman Library invite area high school teachers and librarians to investigate possibilities for student instruction and research in any of these libraries to enhance students' skills and understanding of library research.
The Workbook is designed to help UB students develop their library research skills. It is a General Education requirement for all UB undergraduate students, including transfer students. Students are encouraged to complete it during their first year of study at UB.