Laura Taddeo

Laura Taddeo

Head, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Team

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


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


English, Media Study, Theatre & Dance


Head of the Arts, Humanites, and Social Sciences Team; Collections Coordinator for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Library Liaison to the departments of English, Media Study and Theatre & Dance; Collections, research, and instructional support. General and specialized reference services at reference desks, via appointments, and Instant Librarian.

Resources By Subject

English & American Literature

Film & Media Study




Subject / Course Guides

English & American Literature: Top Resources

American Literature: A Research & Reference Guide

English Literature: A Research & Reference Guide

Irish Literature & Language Reseach Guide

Film & Media Studies

Shakespeare: A Research & Reference Guide



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:

Chair, Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)/Literatures in English Section (LES), (2014-15).

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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