Know A Librarian – Sarah

Spring has sprung and we are happy to introduce you to yet another one of our fantastic librarians – Sarah!

She came to Springfield in Nov. 2009 after getting her Masters in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. At Brookens, she does the typical librarian stuff: library instruction, research consultations and orders books.  She also manages the Information and Reference Desk, gets her geek on with the library’s iPads, and is 1 of the 3 people behind the tweets and Facebook posts for the library.  If you’re in the library, chances are you’ll see her at the Information and Reference Desk.  When out and about on campus, she can typically be found volunteering at a Student Life event.

There are lots of things Sarah loves about being a librarian.  But one of her favorite parts of the job is buying books for the Curriculum Collection.  With a background in High School English Education, she has always been an avid reader of Young Adult literature.  Books like The Hunger Games, Feed, and The City of Ember are among some of her favorites with Harry Potter at the top of the list.  A huge fan of both the Harry Potter books and the movies, Sarah has read and watched them more times than she can count.  In case you’re wondering, she’s a Hufflepuff and yes, she’s been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, FL.

Outside of the Library, Sarah spends most of her time hanging out with friends here in Springfield or visiting friends in Chicago and Madison, WI. She enjoys cooking and hosting parties. Other than that, she watches LOTS of movies, both in the theater and at home on her couch.

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