My name is Sarah Brown Morse. I have a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida, a Bachelor of Arts in Holocaust and Judaic Studies from Florida Atlantic University, and a Graduate Certificate in Instructional/Educational Technology from the University of Central Florida. I possessed Educational Media Specialist, PK-12, Exceptional Student Education, K-12, and Elementary Education, K-6 Temporary Educator’s Certification from the State of Florida Department of Education.
I had a book-themed party as a teen. Each table was decorated with a different book, which was somehow related to the guests at that particular table. I gave out book plates as party favors. Instead of signing a poster, guests signed a journal. However, it wasn’t until I started working in a library in a paraprofessional setting did I even seriously consider becoming a librarian.
I have seven years of library experience in both public library and school settings. While attending library school, I had the opportunity to perform librarian-level work while working as a Graduate Intern/Librarian (librarian-in-training) in the Youth Services section of a public county library system.
I have always had an interest in disabilities awareness and education. I was an advocate for services to customers with disabilities in the library. I serve as the chairperson for the Kids Zone at the DisAbilities Expo, held in October at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
I hope to one day apply my skills and experiences in libraries, disabilities education and awareness, and educational technology to any future endeavors. I am especially interested in incorporating technology in a library setting and how students with disabilities can utilize technology.