AASL 2013 Elections
Sarah Jane Levin
Librarian; The Urban School of San Francisco; San Francisco; CA;
Electronic Resources Librarian, Golden Gate University, 2005-2007
Cataloging and Reference Librarian, Saint Mary's College of California, 2004-2005
Cataloger, Stanford University Libraries, 2002-2004
Degrees and Certificates:
San Jose State University, MLIS, 2004; University of Michigan, BA Creative Writing and Literature, 2001.
Offices held in state/regional library associations, and other associations:
California Association of Independent Schools, Library Chair, Northern Professional Services Committee, 2012.
Bay Area Independent School Librarians, Summer Reading Committee, 2011-present.
Association of Independent School Librarians, Registrar and Planning Team, 2011 AISL Conference, 2010-2011.
BayNet Multitype Library Association, Newsletter Editor, 2005-2007.
NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities for School and College Educators, Attendee, Developing Cartographic Literacy with Historic Maps, Summer 2009.
Sarah Levin: "Student created videos: Teaching copyright and media literacy through student-produced documentaries," Knowledge Quest, Volume 38, Number 4, 2011.
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Statement of Professional Concerns/Aspirations if Elected:
Six years ago, I became an independent school librarian by taking a leap of faith--leaving an academic library position for a school whose mission and pedagogical philosophy are a strong match to my passions. Since joining this amazing community, I have discovered much: the infectious vivacity of teenagers, the challenge of being a department of one, and the compelling world of YA fiction. As a solo librarian, I find keeping up with professional organizations is vital to my job.
I have served as newsletter editor for BayNet (a CA multi-type library organization), helped plan and served as registrar for the 2011 AISL conference, and currently serve on the Northern Professional Services Committee for CAIS, working to create conference sessions for our upcoming professional day. I am eager to bring my strong observational skills and my enthusiasm for independent school libraries to our great community by serving as ISS Secretary.
Member of ALA since: