The Technical Services Department is composed of Acquisitions and Cataloging.
The Acquisitions Department supports and implements the collection development policy and overall mission of the Charles B. Sears Law Library. The Department is responsible for the ordering and processing of all library materials.
The mission of the Charles B. Sears Law Library's Cataloging Department is to maximize access to the Library's collections. Bibliographic control of materials in all formats is consistently maintained through the staff's adherence to international, national, and local standards. The department remains flexible to respond to the changing needs of all users and staff.
- General Purchases
The Law Library gives serious consideration to all suggestions for purchases of library materials.
Suggestions for book purchases and journal subscriptions may be discussed with Theo Belniak, Head of Collection Management, by email, phone, or submitted via the general University Libraries Purchase Recommendation form. If you use the University Libraries form, be sure to indicate the Law Library under "Item purchased for."
- Faculty Requests
- Audio-Visual Requests
Requests for videos, sound recordings, and other AV materials should be addressed to Terry McCormack, Audio-Visual Librarian and Head, M. Robert Koren Center for Clinical Legal Education, e-mail: Cormack@buffalo.edu, phone: (716) 645-2831 or (716) 645-2045
- New Acquisitions
Listings of New Additions to the BISON Catalog are generated on a weekly basis. Lists may be browsed by category, including Law Library general materials and Koren AV materials or as a full list of all UB Libraries materials.
- Requesting Materials from Cataloging
Materials noted as "In Process" in the catalog are available for immediate review and rush processing.
"In Process" items may be requested from the Circulation Desk or a Reference Librarian, or online via the University Libraries General Catalog Services request form. If you opt to use the online form, please be sure to indicate the Law Library as "UB Library that owns the material."
Items are usually available for review within the Law Library within 24 hours of the request. Items are usually available for check out (if part of the circulating collection) within 2 business days.
Helpful resource links for Law Library Technical Services include: