About Sara

Sara Marks - Taken by Tony SampasSara Marks is the Learning Design Librarian at UMass Lowell.  She spends her time building online programs to teach research and information literacy skills.  This includes managing the educational content for online delivery and participating in the development of the library’s LearningForce.   Her research interests include public programming in academic libraries and Wikipedia.  Previously, Sara was Instruction Services & Reference Librarian at Fitchburg State University.  There she developed an information literacy program for the campus.  This included working with faculty to help them understand information literacy in relation to their assignments, setting outcomes for the program, and creating assessment tools.

In her spare time, she writes novels and knits extensively.  You can learn more about her books at saramarks.net

Sara has an MLS from Simmons College and an MS in Communications from Fitchburg State University.  She is a certified project manager and has completed the Library Juice certificate program for Library Leadership and Management.  She has earned the status of Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest level of achievement in the organization, from Toastmasters International.