Kathleen Stein-Smith

Associate University Librarian and Director of Public Services, Frank Giovatto Library, Metropolitan Campus

Pillar of FDU -- 2007

Interests, courses taught:

Courses taught: Communication across Cultures, Cultural Awareness and Language, French Language and Culture in the World, International Film History, Diplomatic Communication for Administrators, International Dimensions of Public Administration, Elementary French I, Elementary French II, Intermediate French I, Intermediate French II, Elementary Spanish I, Elementary Spanish II, Intermediate Spanish I, Intermediate Spanish II
Fluency: French, Spanish; working knowledge of  German, Italian
Expertise: academic libraries; foreign language as a global competency
Interests: Library instruction and information literacy; intercultural awareness and foreign language education; education for global citizenship.

Credentials, capsule biography:

Ph.D Interdisciplinary Studies, Union Institute & University                                                                                                                                                                           M.A. in Learning Disabilities, Fairleigh Dickinson University
M.S. in Library Service, Columbia University
M.A. in Comparative Linguistics, Universite Laval (Quebec)
Honours B.A., Universite Laval
B.A., Montclair State College

Webmaster Skills Certification, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Certificate in Basic Computer Applications Fairleigh Dickinson University

Middlebury College Summer Language Schools -- German, Italian

Publications, press mentions:

Books —

The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit:  Strategies for Maintaining a Competitive Edge in a Globalized World. Forthcoming.  Palgrave Macmillan, July 2016.   https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319341583

The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit and How It Can Be Effectively Addressed in the Globalized World: A Bibliographic Essay. Edwin Mellen Press, December 2013.

The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit and Our Economic and National Security: A Bibliographic Essay on the U.S. Language Paradox. Edwin Mellen Press, March 2013.

Articles (in alphabetical order) —

“Academic Libraries and Career Information.” Strategic Library May 15, 2015. http://www.strategiclibrary.com/Subscription only.

“Beyond Foreign Languages:  Foreign Language as a Global Competency in International Education.”  International Educator May/June 2016.   http://www.nafsa.org/_/File/_/ie_mayjun16_forum.pdf

“Cross-Sector Collaboration Promises Progress.” Language Magazine February 2015. http://languagemagazine.com/?page_id=123016

“French Advocacy” (letter). Language Magazine August 2014. page 8. http://languagemagazine.com/online/Aug14/

“Foreign-Language Challenge: Overcoming the Anglophone reluctance to learn a foreign language.” Polyglot 2014  http://www.nzalt.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Polyglot_2014.compressed.pdf

“Kathy Stein-Smith presented at the NAFSA Conference.”  FDU Global Education Gateway. http://globaleducation.fdu.edu/news_highlights/hglts.php?mid=3942 4 June 2015.

“Languages and Language Services in Europe.” Multilingual Magazine March 2014. TOC @http://www.multilingual.com/issueDetail.php
Subscription only.

“The Library-Centered Campus.”   Strategic Library January 2016. pp. 13-16.  http://www.strategiclibrary.com/   Subscription only.  Free trial subscription available.

“Many Languages One World, Promoting Multilingualism — The French Language Winners.”   American Association of Teachers of French National Bulletin, April 2016.

“Monolingual America: The US Foreign Language Deficit.” Babel The Language Magazinepp.10-13. TOC @http://www.babelzine.com/docs/2014/issue6/html5/index.html?page=1
Subscription only.

“Pushing the Multilingual Envelope.”  Language Magazine March 2016. p. 22-26.  http://languagemagazine.com  http://languagemagazine.com/?p=125541.

“Repaving the Campaign Trail.” Language Magazine June 2014. http://languagemagazine.com/?p=59930.

“Serving Students Coming From or Traveling Abroad.” Strategic Library February 2015. pp. 12-14.http://strategiclibrary.wildapricot.org/ Link to home page. Subscription only.

“So You Say:  Reader Responses to Issues in Language Learning.” (contribution included). The Language Educator.  August/September 2015.  v. 10 no. 3.  p. 61. Subscription only.

“The Strategic Academic Library.” Strategic Library July 2014. 14-17. http://strategiclibrary.wildapricot.org/ Link to home page. Subscription only.

“TEDx Talks @ Your Library.” Strategic Library October 2014. 4-6. http://strategiclibrary.wildapricot.org/ Link to home page. Subscription only.

“Tongue-Tied Americans: Overcoming the U.S. Foreign Language Deficit.”
FDU Magazine, Winter/Spring 2014, @ http://issuu.com/fdumagazine/docs/fdu_magazine_-_winter_spring_2014pp. 26-29.

“Top Current Trends in Foreign Languages.” Multilingual Magazine March 2015. p. 7-8. @  http://dig.multilingual.com/201503/#?page=6  and  http://dig.multilingual.com/201503/#?page=8

“Translation and Language Skills:  Giving You the Professional Edge.” Proceedings of the 56th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association. 2015.   https://www.atanet.org/conf/2015/Proceedings_2015.pdf

“The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit — What It Is and Why It Matters.” Language Magazine June 2013. http://languagemagazine.com/?page_id=6466

“The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit and Languages for Specific Purposes.” JLSP: The Journal of Languages for Specific Purposes March 2014. http://jlsp.steconomiceuoradea.ro/current-issue/
Full text @ http://jlsp.steconomiceuoradea.ro/archives/001/jlsp-i1-4.pdf

“The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit and What We Can Do about It As Foreign Language Educators.”  Accepted for the Proceedings of the AATF, June 2015. Based on presentation given at the 2014 annual convention.

“The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit, Language Enterprise, and Languages for Specific Purposes.” JLSP: The Journal of Languages for Specific Purposes March 2015.
Full text @ http://jlsp.steconomiceuoradea.ro/archives/002/jlsp-i2-4.pdf

“The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit, the Language Enterprise, and The Campaign for Foreign Languages” JLTR: The Journal of Language Teaching and Research. vol. 6, no. 4. July 2015. p. 705-712.

Available @ http://www.academypublication.com/ojs/index.php/jltr/article/view/jltr0604705712

“Why Advocacy Matters.”  American Association of Teachers of French National Bulletin v. 41 no. 2 Nov. 2015. p. 9-10.

TEDx —

“The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit – What It Is; Why It Matters; and What We Can Do About It.” TEDx talk at Fairleigh Dickinson University, September 21, 2013.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CZ7zu5Aeu0

Featured in —

“Breaking Down Barriers:  Improving Success for Latino Students” @ http://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=289606#{“issue_id”:289606,”page”:34}

Giovatto Library Promo @ http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=2362 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk6rhUVtzE4 February 2014.

Giovatto Library featured on the cover of “Choice Magazine,” November 2013 @http://www.ala.org/acrl/choice/nov13

“Kathy Stein-Smith at the United Nations.”  FDU Global Education Gateway  http://globaleducation.fdu.edu/news_highlights/hglts.php?mid=2991 12 July 2014.


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