I'm Sara, a librarian and organization enthusiast with over ten years of academic and public library experience, specializing in the creation and management of
literacy programs for students and adults.
I'm energized by creativity and curiosity thinking.
As an information educator dedicated to empowering others in their use of libraries as both a resource and learning community, it is my professional goal to guide learners in chasing ideas, making connections, and pursuing knowledge creation. I am particularly interested in the user experience, focusing on data visualization to analyze the impact of services to inform the adoption of new strategies in library spaces. In addition to a desire to contribute to learning outcomes in a tangible and meaningful way, I enjoy spearheading user research projects, participating in design initiatives, and developing training opportunities.
Adult Services Coordinator
Easton Area Public Library
January 2022 - Present
Library Co-Director (Interim)
Taylor Memorial Library
June 2021 - December 2021
Instructional Services Librarian
Taylor Memorial Library
February 2016 - December 2021
Oversee frontline patron information services including reference and information help, circulation procedures, and educational programming. Manage daily schedule, departmental budgets, electronic resource subscriptions, and monthly statistic collection.
Supported the vision, direction, and future of the Library in collaboration with administration, faculty, staff and students by providing supervision and leadership in all areas of Library management including long range planning, day-to-day processes, and service development.
Imagined, developed, and continually enhanced the Library's Bibliographic and Information Literacy Program designed to increase long-term academic success by integrating library skills-based instruction within the curriculum. Applied methods of resource and instruction assessment. Supervised the 2020 shift to online library teaching and learning.
Library and Information Science
University of Pittsburgh
Psychology Major, English Minor
Coursework explored the roles both information and data play in society and focused on the lifecycles of information, data in systems, and the roles of information professionals in communities.
Undergraduate experience offered an interdisciplinary approach rooted in the liberal arts and focused on developing transferable soft skills including communication, critical thinking, and leadership.