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Liaison Librarian

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Karen Bordonaro
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office: Schmon Tower 1128
phone: (905) 688-5550
extension 4423
Applied Linguistics; Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Classics; Intensive English Language Program, Confucius Institute


Applied Linguistics
by Karen Bordonaro - Last Updated Feb 19, 2014
by Karen Bordonaro - Last Updated Mar 5, 2014
IMACC & MBA-ISP Library Orientation
by Karen Bordonaro, Linda Lowry, Laurie Morrison - Last Updated Feb 11, 2014
A guide for new students in the IMACC and MBA-ISP Business English program.
Tags: annotated bibliography, apa, company research, databases, evaluating information, library catalogue, library orientation

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Monday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Who I Am

  • Teaching and Learning Librarian
  • Liaison Librarian for language areas: Applied Linguistics, Classics, Intercultural Studies, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MLLC), Studies in Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA)
  • Liaison Librarian for international students and scholars: ESL Services IELP (Intensive English Language Program), International Students in Faculty of Education (PMPCP, ISP M.Ed.), Confucius Institute, Brock International

  • B.A. German and Spanish (St. Bonaventure University)
  • M.A. German (State University of New York at Buffalo)
  • M.L.S. (State University of New York at Buffalo)
  • Ed.M. TESOL (State University of New York at Buffalo)
  • Ph.D. Second Language Education (State University of New York at Buffalo)

Bordonaro, K. (2014). The Intersection of Library Learning and Second-Language Learning: Theory and Practice. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Bordonaro, K. (2013). Internationalization and the North American University Library. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Bordonaro, K. (2011). Incorporating language skills strategies into library instruction for ESL students. Declaration of Interdependence: Proceedings of the ACRL Conference. Philadephia, PA.

Bordonaro, K. (2010). Is library database searching a language learning activity? College & Research Libraries, 71 (3), 273-284.

Bordonaro, K. (2008). Exploring the connections between information literacy and writing for international students. Journal of Information Literacy, 2 (2).

Bordonaro, K. (2007). We all have an accent: Welcoming international students to the library. Feliciter, 52 (6), 240-241.

Bordonaro, K. (2006). Language learning in the library: An exploratory study of ESL students. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 32 (5), 518-526.

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