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Nancy Babb

Discovery Services Librarian

232 Lockwood Memorial Library, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

  • Ph: 716-645-0394
babb@buffalo.edu

Responsibilities

Discovery services, cataloging, web development

Education and Training

  • MLS, University at Buffalo, 2001
  • BA, summa cum laude, Humanities, State University of New York College at Buffalo, 1998

Publications

  • "Who’ll Let the Dogs In? : Animals, Authorship, and the Library Catalog."  in Speaking for Animals: Animal Autobiographical Writing, ed. Margo DeMello. New York: Routledge, 2013.
  • "A Collaborative Web: the Law Library Website as a Tool for Cross-Departmental Technical and Public Services Collaboration and Cooperation," Legal Reference Services Quarterly, 27 (1), 49 – 63, 2008.
  • "Bibliography versus Auto-Bibliography: Tackling the Transformation of Traditions in the Research Process," Law Library Journal, 98 (3), 2006.
  • "Friends? Indeed! Library friends groups can support funding, development, and services for your institution," AALL Spectrum, 11 (1), 2006.
  • With Cindy Tysick. "Writing Support for Junior Faculty Librarians: a case study," Journal of Academic Librarianship, 32 (1), 2006.
  • "Cataloging Spirits and the Spirit of Cataloging," Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, 40 (2), 2005.
  • Various articles and editorial, "ALLUNY Newsletter," 2003-2016.

Research

Research interests include library history and development, cataloging, bibliography, popular culture

Activities Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Law Libraries, 2002-
    • Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 2005-
    • Animal Law Caucus, 2010-
      • President, 2015-2016
      • Vice President/President-Elect, 2014-2015
    • Computing Services Special Interest Section, 2007-
    • Council of Newsletter Editors, 2003-
      • Co-chair, 2006-2007
    • Technical Services Special Interest Section, 2002-
  • American Library Association, 2002-2009; 2015-
    • Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, 2002-2003; 2015-
  • Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York, 2002- 
    • President, 2010-2011
    • Vice President/President-Elect, 2009-2010
    • Chair, Newsletter Committee, and Editor, ALLUNY Newsletter, 2006-2012
    • Board of Directors, 2005-2009; 2011-2012
    • Webmaster, 2004-2017
    • Co-chair, Newsletter Committee, and Co-editor, ALLUNY Newsletter, 2003-2005.
  • On-Line Audiovisual Catalogers, 2004-
  • State University of New York Librarians Association, 2002; 2017-