International Librarianship at Home and Abroad examines both the concept and reality of international librarianship. The intent of this book is not to glorify international librarianship, but to instead explore different ways that international librarianship might be understood and practiced. The book seeks to enrich and improve the everyday work done by librarians both at home and abroad in areas such as collection management, library services, and learning styles and techniques.
- Describes familiar librarian work, such as resource sharing, weeding and distance reference services
- Explores features and how they contribute to, and reflect, international librarianship
- Offers further examples on how to incorporate more explicit elements of international librarianship into home library practice
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1. The Study of International Librarianship 2. Current Practices in International Librarianship 3. International Librarianship Survey: What are Librarians Broadly Thinking? 4. International Librarianship Interviews: What are Individual Librarians Thinking about Deeply? 5. The Many Forms of International Librarianship Abroad and At Home 6. Internationalization at Home 7. Reframing International Librarianship 8. Putting International Librarianship into Practice: Beginning Points 9. Wider Themes and Trends 10. What Next? Moving International Librarianship Forward 11. The Role of English in International Librarianship 12. Ending and Beginning
Karen Bordonaro is the Liaison Librarian at the James A. Gibson Library, Brock University
Canada. She has been a practicing librarian for over 30 years, working with international students for most of that time. She works extensively with international students and scholars in her current full time librarian position, as well as working as a part time ESL instructor. In addition, she has a very personal interest in international librarianship from working in a Canadian library environment as an American in a border area (the Niagara region). Karen has a bachelor's degree in German and Spanish, and master's degrees in German, Library and Information Studies, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She also has a Ph.D. in Foreign and Second Language Education. Her research interests to date have focused on library learning and language learning, the use of libraries by ESL students, and how internationalization is practiced in German academic libraries.