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SARAH BRODER WILSON

5400 Stanton Avenue #3, Pittsburgh, PA 15206


sbw22@pitt.edu
(412) 848-1485
EDUCATION

University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences, School Library Certification Program


Master of Library and Information Science
December 2015
GPA: 4.0/4.0
The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs
Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum Laude, International Affairs and Development
GPA: 3.7/4.0
August 2006-May 2010
Khon Kaen University, Study Abroad, Khon Kaen, Thailand
August 2008- December 2008
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sewickley Academy, Lower School, Librarian


August 2016-Present
Plan and teach information literacy lessons to elementary school students
Conduct author studies, read alouds, genre units, poetry units, and lessons on Internet Safety
Develop curriculum for PreK Grade 5 and scope and sequence for a PreK - Grade 12 with the senior school
librarian
Collaborate with classroom and specialist teachers
Support classroom research projects with information literacy lessons about organizing information, responsible
use of information, and proper bibliographic citation
Promote library resources and services to students and staff through book talks, readers advisory, resource lists,
displays, and pulling resources for classroom use
Manage lower school library budget and develop a diverse collection to reflect student interest and curriculum
Sponsor and run after school Mock Caldecott club
Mt. Lebanon School District, Lincoln Elementary School, Substitute Librarian
March 2016-June 2016
Conduct author studies, read alouds, genre units, poetry units, and lessons on Internet Safety
Support classroom research projects with information literacy lessons about organizing information, responsible
use of information, and proper bibliographic citation
Promote library resources and services to students and staff
Support students in the Gifted program with intensive workshops reinforcing and developing Big 6 research skills
and inquiry
Canon-McMillan School District, Canon-McMillan High School, Substitute Librarian December 2015 March 2016
Oversee day-to-day operations of a high school library
Assist students in gathering research and organizing information for academic purposes
Advise students regarding proper bibliographic citation and responsible use of information
Promote library resources through book displays, readers advisory, and book club
North Allegheny School District, Marshall Middle School, Student Teacher
September December 2015
Planned and taught information literacy lessons to middle school students
Collaborated and planned learning activities with subject area teachers
Promoted library resources and services to students and staff through book talks, readers advisory, resource lists,
and advising reference inquiries

Processed and cataloged new additions to the school library collection


Co-lead two student book clubs (Mock Newbery and Popcorn & Paperbacks) with the current teacher librarian

Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School, School Library Intern


August 2014 August 2015
Assisted students in finding resources for pleasure and for academic use, and in completing library class activities
Led read-alouds with primary and intermediate students
Evaluated and weeded the Young Adult and Non-Fiction collections
Created displays to engage students in reading
Processed and catalogued new additions to the collection
University of Pittsburgh, Graduate Student Assistant
August 2014 May 2015
Assisted director of the School Library Certification Program with administrative tasks, editing and formatting
grant proposals and course documents
CERTIFICATIONS, HONORS, MEMBERSHIPS, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PA Department of Education Instructional I Teaching Certificate


Library Media Specialist K-12

January 2016

Praxis Scores
Library Media Specialist: 173/200
Fundamental Skills: 187/200

November 2015

2016 Outstanding Student Librarian Award, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association


2016 School Library Certification Award, University of Pittsburgh
2016 Sarah C. Cohen Award for the Outstanding SLCP Practicum Student, University of Pittsburgh
Member, American Library Association, American Association of School Librarians

2014 Present

Member, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

2014 Present

Member, Western Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

2014 Present

Responsive Classroom Training

August 2016

American Association of School Librarians Annual Conference, Columbus, OH

November 2015

Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Annual Conference, Hershey, PA

April 2015

The George Washington University, Department of Theatre and Dance


2006-2010
Recipient of the Presidential Arts Scholarship
Choreographed and taught original pieces to students of the Department of Theatre and Dance
Worked with the Embassy of Indonesia to present traditional Balinese dance to the community through showcases
at the embassy, and performances at local venues