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In Person

If you know the subject specialist in your area, you may schedule an appointment to arrange for help. You can also contact your Subject Librarian directly, send a message to or chat with a librarian via our 24/7 Instant Librarian service.

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