Sara Marks – C.V.

EDUCATION

  • 2013: M.S. Applied Communication, Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA
  • 2003: M.S. Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, MA
  • 2001: B.A. Religious Studies, Florida International University, Miami, FL

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • 2010 – present: University of Massachusetts Lowell – Lowell, MA
  • 2004- 2010: Fitchburg State University Library – Fitchburg, MA               

GRANTS AND AWARDS

  • Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Viewing and Discussion Series
    Principal Investigator
    American Library Association
    Funded: $3,000 June 2015
    Grant to run a movie viewing and discussion series in the Spring 2016 semester
  • Pollard Memorial Library and UMass Lowell Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons
    Principal Investigator

    Co-Investigator:
    Winifred Flint (Pollard Memorial Library)
    Wikimedia Foundation
    Funded: $649.83 November 2014
    Grant to run a series of 4 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons
  • Jack Kerouac Reading and Discussion Series
    Principal Investigator
    MA Humanities Council
    Funded: $1,000 January 2013- June 2013
    Grant to run a reading and discussion series in the Spring 2013 semester.
  • Muslim Journey’s Book Shelf
    Principal Investigator
    American Library Association
    Awarded: January 2013- December 2013
    A collection of books and videos for the University of Massachusetts Library. As part of award we would run one program related to the collection.
  • Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War Reading and Discussion Series
    Principal Investigator
    Co-Investigator:
    Michael Pierson
    American Library Association
    Funded: $3,000 October 2011- June 2012
    Grant to run a reading and discussion series in the Spring 2012 semester.
  • Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature Reading and Discussion Series
    Principal Investigator
    American Library Association
    Funded: $2500 February 2008 – June 2008
    Grant to run a reading and discussion series in the Spring 2008 semester.

PUBLICATIONS

Book Reviews

  • 2016: Book Review of Ashgate Research Companion to Anthropology Edited by by Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew J. Strathern, CHOICE, vol. 53 no. 10.
  • 2015: Book Review of Ethnographies of Breastfeeding Edited by Tanya Cassidy and Abdullahi El Tom, CHOICE, vol. 52 no. 11.
  • 2014: Book Review of Common knowledge?: an ethnography of Wikipedia, by Dariusz Jemielniak, CHOICE vol. 52 no. 02.

PRESENTATIONS

  • October 2016: Presented at New England Library Association Annual Conference in Danvers, MA.
  • June 2016: Presented during Programming Librarian Interest Group (PLIG) meeting at American Library Association Annual Conference about “Wikipedia Edit-a-thons”
  • June 2016: Moderated panel at American Library Association Annual Conference about “Library Programming and Events for Academic and School Librarians”.
  • May 2016: Presented at Massachusetts Library Association Annual Conference about “Coming Out of the Wikipedia Closet”
  • November 2015: Presented at New England Library Association Academic Section Open Access Event about “Running Wikipedia Editathons”
  • May 2014: Presented at WikiCon 2014 about “Social Dramas of Wikipedia”
  • November 2013: Poster for UMass Lowell Teaching and Learning Symposium about “Evolution of the PATH: Supporting Distance Learning”
  • September 2012: Co-Presented webinar for ALA Public Programming Office about Academic Libraries and Public Programming.
  • March 2009: Presented t Massachusetts Library Association Conference about “Information Literacy at Fitchburg State
  • April 2008: Presented at Massachusetts Library Association Conference about “Ask A Library”
  • Spring 2008: Presentat at the Fitchburg State Center for Teaching and Learning about “Wikipedia: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

SERVICE

Campus

  • 2016 – Present: Faculty Senate Research and Development Committee member at University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • 2016- Present: Served on the Faculty Senate at University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • 2010-11: Served on Library Software Developer search committee at University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • 2009- 2010: Served on General Education committee at Fitchburg State University
  • 2005 to 2009: Served on Center for Teaching and Learning design and advisory committee at Fitchburg State University
  • 2007: Served on Vice President of Finance and Administration search committee at Fitchburg State University
  • 2006-2010: Served on the Faculty Union Executive Committee at Fitchburg State University
  • 2005-2008: Advised Campus Girl Scouts from at Fitchburg State University

Libraries

  • 2017 to Present: Committee member of American Library Association’s Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee.
  • 2016 to Present: Chair of New England Library Association Academic Library Section Chair
  • 2016: Co-Planner and Site Coordinator for New England Library Association Academic Section’s Annual Meeting in November 2016
  • 2013: Application reviewer for the American Libraries Association’s (ALA) Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journey’s Program
  • 2010-2012: Co-Planner for University of Massachusetts 5 Libraries Science Boot Camp for Librarians
  • 2010- 11: Co-Chair for New England Library Instruction Group
  • 2011: Site Coordinator for New England Library Instruction Group Annual Meeting
  • 2009-10: Chair Instruction and Reference SIG (CMRLS/ARC)
  • 2008: Co-Chair New England Library Instruction Group Annual Meeting

Community

  • 2013- Present: Committee Member for Pollard Memorial Library’s Lowell Reads program
  • 2009-10: Board member Warmer Winters in Leominster, MA
  • 2009-10: Toastmasters International District 13 Area B1 Governor
  • 2009: Toastmasters International Disctrict 31 Fall Conference Educational Co-Chair
  • 2006-7: Toastmasters International District 31 Public Relations Officer

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • 2014: AdaCamp
  • 2007: Library Leadership Massachusetts Institute
  • 2006: Teacher track of the ACRL Immersion program

GROUPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • 2004- present: Member, American Library Association
  • 2016 – present: Member, New England Library Association
  • 2004 – present: Member, New England Library Instruction Group
  • 2004- 2010: Member, Instruction and Reference SIG (CMRLS/ARC)
  • 2004 – 2012: Member, Toastmasters International