Spotlight: Sarah Edwards Obenauf

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Each week we will spotlight feature one of our executive board officers to introduce them to fellow ALASC members!

Role: Secretary/Archivist

Program: MLIS, and I will be getting the Advanced Certificate in Digital Asset Management as well. I’m in my fourth (and last!) semester.

Looking forward to: What we as a student chapter can do to bridge the gap between the students at SJSU and the national organization (such as our partnership with the Office of Intellectual Freedom on Banned Books Week).

Fun facts: I am left handed and I also have a master’s degree in medieval history.

About Sarah: I am excited to serve the ALASC as Secretary/Archivist. I earned my BA and MA in medieval history at the University of New Mexico, where my research focused on 12th-century English pilgrims with disabilities and their travels to the shrine of Saint William of Norwich. This is my last semester at SJSU and I hope to work in an academic setting upon graduation in December 2017, where I can put my skills in library science and digital asset management to good use. Joining student groups and serving as an officer are excellent ways to get to know and engage other students, and I welcome this opportunity! In addition to ALA and ALASC, I am a member of the New Mexico Library Association (NMLA), Society of American Archivists (SAA), Medieval Academy of America (MAA), Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP), and the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association (RMMRA). When I am not buried in school work, I enjoy hanging out with my husband and cat, watching a favorite TV show or movie, cross stitching, and board games.