Member Spotlight - Sharon K. Epps

Sharon K. Epps
Head of Employee Development and Faculty Services
University of Maryland
LLAMA member since: 1997


Sharon K. Epps

Professional experience, particularly LLAMA activities

I established a firm foundation in leadership, management and administration over the past 16 years in LLAMA.  LLAMA membership provided wonderful opportunities to network and learn from highly regarded national leaders.  My division level committee work includes Mentoring, National Institute Planning, Cultural Diversity and Recognition of Achievement.  I’ve also chaired committees within SASS including Management Practices, Nominating, Conference Programs and Circulation/Access Services.

Most memorable LLAMA experience or contribution

My most memorable experience was being elected Chair of the Systems and Services Section  (SASS) and providing leadership to such a wonderful group of people.  As SASS Chair (2009-2010), it was my honor and pleasure to shepherd our section’s efforts in producing high quality programming and launching our presence on ALA Connect.

What was the first job you ever had?

As a high school student, I volunteered to work in a nearby elementary school library shelving books and helping out the Media Specialist. Who knew it would become my life’s work!!!

Name three people you would like to have dinner with:

Martin Luther King, Jr.; Michelle Obama; and Maya Angelou