Subject librarians

The UC Berkeley Library designates a subject librarian to support faculty and students in each university department and program. As liaisons to departments, subject librarians:

  • Provide information on library policies and procedures.
  • Offer specialized reference consultations.
  • Teach classes and individuals how to maximize use of library resources for research.
  • Purchase library materials such as books, journals, and datasets.

The Library also designates contacts for academic support units.