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University at Buffalo Libraries

Instructional Services

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.  Librarians are available to visit classrooms onsite or online, provide hands-on workshops on research in specific disciplines or for a specific assignment, or develop instructional guides, web tutorials, and videos to integrate into courses.

The information literacy programs of the UB Libraries are focused on educating students for academic, personal, and professional success.  To that end, library faculty work directly with classroom faculty and program directors to facilitate the teaching and learning of information literacy in the undergraduate and graduate/professional curricula, and to give students a positive, active learning experience using the Libraries' resources and services. Contact your subject librarian to learn more.

  • Library Skills Workbook

    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.

  • Library Courses

    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.

  • Library Instruction Requests

    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.

  • High School Students Visits

    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.

  • Library Workshops

    The Libraries work with other areas on campus to offer workshops on a variety of subjects relevant to students, faculty, and staff.