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Meredith  
Saba

Position
Instructor
Department
Libraries and Learning Technologies

Profile

Brief Biography

Meredith K. Saba is an instruction/reference librarian at The American University in Cairo. She currently teaches the core curriculum LALT 1020 (Libraries and Learning Technologies) course on information literacy and provides reference and research services for students and faculty. Prior to this, Saba spent five years as an instruction and reference librarian at the University of California, Davis, teaching library research courses and supporting their science and engineering departments. She has also previously worked in the libraries at Indiana University, Bloomington and at Yellowstone National Park in the United States. Additionally, she has experience working in the International Office at the University of California, San Francisco as a program coordinator for international student and scholar services. Saba has an English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching certificate from a language institute in Oxford, UK and spent a year teaching academic English to college students in China before pursuing her second master's degree and then her PhD. She has traveled to over 60 countries and has lived and worked abroad in five countries outside the US, including an overseas stint at the United Nations Library in Vienna, Austria. Her current doctoral research focuses on the globalization of higher education, internationalization trends at US universities (including the formation of US branch campuses in other countries), and what university libraries are doing to support these initiatives in the global, digital, and informational age.

    Education

    • PhD in Information Science (in the process) - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • MA in International Education - Middlebury Institute of International Studies
    • MLIS, Library and Information Science - Indiana University, Bloomington
    Research Interest
    • Internationalization and Globalization Trends in Higher Education
    • Library Strategic Planning and Roles in International Education Initiatives   
    • Online Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
    • Global Curriculum Development in Higher Education  
    • Academic Success/Retention Strategies for International, ESL, and STEM students