Sara Marks is the Instruction and Outreach Librarian at UMass Lowell. She supports the needs of the social science and humanities faculty and student. This includes managing the educational content for online delivery. 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 knits extensively. She has a selections of patterns she has designed over the past few years. If you spend any time with her, you will often see her knitting something. She is also a voracious reader and blogs about reading at her blog Book Club of One. Her first novel, Modern Persuasion, was released by Illuminated Myth Publishing in May 2017. Her second novel, Phi Alpha Pi, will be released in May 2018.
Sara has an MLS from Simmons College and a MS in Communications from Fitchburg State University. She has earned the status of Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest level of achievement in the organization, from Toastmasters International.