Welcome to the University Libraries!

As an individual faculty member or graduate student we invite you to contact the Bibliographer from your chosen department should you anticipate the need for information literacy support in your class, want to share or learn about relevant collections, need consultation on your research project, need particular subject assistance, or should you wish to strengthen your research skills with a particular database. We participate in several library services and can act as liaisons for you within The Libraries.

What is a Bibliographer/Subject Specialist?

Bibliographers serve as liaisons for academic departments partnering to support teaching and student research processes by responding to requests for information and services. A Bibliographer is a subject specialist who has in in-depth knowledge and expertise in particular subjects. Bibliographers carefully build, maintain, and promote library collections to support the evolving curriculum and research profiles of each academic department. We offer consultation at the reference desk, by appointment, and through course integrated information literacy instruction. We welcome and respond to your requests and recommendations for specific library resources. Your subject specialists: http://library.albany.edu/subject/leaders/bibs/

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Why We Need Your Collaboration

We invite your ideas and suggestions on how to be better informed about your specific research and teaching needs. We strive to build diverse collections, and offer consultation and assistance to find them. Our goals are to collaborate on curriculum and research support; to make available the resources you need; to build confidence in finding the resources we have provided, to know if our users have ease or difficulty in finding resources.