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University at Buffalo Libraries

Laura Taddeo

Laura Taddeo

Associate Librarian

522 Lockwood Library, North Campus
(716) 645-7970


M.L.S., University at Buffalo
B.A., cum laude, English Literature (Major), Film Studies (Minor), University of Rochester


English, Comparative Literature, Media Study


Collections Coordinator for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (Lockwood Library); Library Liaison to the departments of English, Media Study and Comparative Literature; Collections, research, and instructional support. General and specialized reference services at reference desks, via appointments, and Instant Librarian.

Resources By Subject

English & American Literature

Media Study

Subject / Course Guides

Irish Literature & Language Research Guide

Best Sellers

Mystery & Crime Fiction




American Literature: A Research & Reference Guide

American Literature: Accessing American Periodical Literature & Newspapers

English Literature: A Research & Reference Guide

English Literature: Accessing English Periodical Literature & Newspapers

Selecting & Evaluating Editions

Locating Literary Manuscripts

Short Stories & Short Story Authors: A Research Guide




Literature Resources & News

Media Study

Publications & Professional Contributions:

Recipient of 2012 SUNY Chancellor Award for Excellence in Librarianship

Contributions to Books (Refereed)

"The Changing Nature of the Book: Literary Research, Cultural Studies, and the Digital Age,” co-written with Austin Booth. In Teaching Literary Research: Challenges in a Changing Environment: ACRL Publications in Librarianship #60: 197-233, June 2009.

Bibliographer for British Literature Section, Resources for College Libraries (RCL). New Providence, N.J.: R.R. Bowker; [Chicago, Ill.]: American Library Association, 2006. (Bibliographer for Jane Austen, John Galsworthy and Anthony Trollope). Print and online editions.

Journal Articles (Refereed):

“R U There? How to Reach a Virtual Audience through Affordable Marketing Strategies.” Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 13, no. 2 (2008): 227-44.

"The Nuts, Bolts, and Teaching Opportunities of Real-Time Reference". Co-written with Jill Hackenberg, College & Undergraduate Libraries, Volume 13, Issue 3 (2006):63-85.

"Information Access Post September 11: What Librarians Need to Know." Library Philosophy and Practice, Volume 8, no.4 (Fall 2006).

Book Reviews:

"The Virtual Reference Experience: Integrating Theory into Practice", Journal of the American Society of Information Science & Technology (JASIST), April 2006, Volume 57, Issue 6, Pages 843 - 844.

""Internet Yellow Pages,"" Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 2005, Volume 10, Number 1.

"TechTV Leo Laporte's 2003 Technology Almanac,"Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 2003, Volume 8, Number 3.

Professional Contributions:

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect ACRL/LES (2013-14); ACRL/LES Secretary (2012-13).

ABELL Indexer - for the online database ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature), 2003-2013.

Editorial Activities:

Newsletter Editor, Biblio-Notes, Newsletter published by the Literatures in English Section (LES), ACRL, June 2006-2010.

Select Presentations:

“Early English Books at Your Fingertips: How Digital Primary Collections Can Change Research and Revitalize a Library.” The Text Creation Partnership (TCP) Conference: Bringing Text Alive: The Future of Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Electronic Publication, University of Michigan, September 16, 2006.

"Marketing Instant Librarian at UB," co-presenter on a panel titled "R U There, PPL? "Revving Virtual Reference, NYLA Annual Conference, Libraries: Cornerstone of the Empire State, October 26 - 29, 2005, Buffalo, New York.

Professional Memberships:

American Libraries Association
Modern Language Association

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