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University at Buffalo Libraries

Ask a Librarian - In Person

If you know the subject specialist in your area, you may schedule an appointment. Please feel free to contact your Subject Librarian directly, ask for assistance at a reference desk, email library@buffalo.edu or chat with a librarian for additional assistance. We look forward to hearing from you.

 


Subject librarians are specialists in the areas they serve and are the primary Libraries' contacts for faculty and students. Liaison librarians provide a range of services appropriate to the areas they serve. Examples of services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide specialized subject expertise in an academic discipline, specifically related to library collections and research tools in the discipline
  • Serve as the library liaison to each UB department, school and research institute/center with an understanding of the curricular and research needs of these constituents
  • Answer questions and communicate to departments and research centers regarding information and policies in the Libraries
  • Inform faculty of new publications, research tools and library acquisitions in the field
  • Recommend print and electronic materials for purchase for the Libraries' collections in designated subject areas
  • Assist faculty and students in identifying and using library resources and technology to enhance research and teaching
  • Work with faculty to acquire appropriate material for research and teaching
  • Provide research consultations to faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students in specific subjects by appointment, office hours, drop-in and/or electronic communication
  • Provide research instruction to individuals or classes
  • Respond to reference and research queries in person, by phone or via email or chat

Last Update: 28 July, 2014