Sarah L. Johnson
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Master of Arts in Linguistics, 1992.
Drew University, Madison, NJ, Bachelor of Arts, French, 1991. Minors in Mathematics and Linguistics.
Professor, August 2011-Present.
Associate Professor, August 2006-August 2011. Tenure granted 2006.
Assistant Professor of Library Services, Booth Library, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, February 2002-July 2006.
The Clement C. Maxwell Library,
Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA, April 1998-January 2002. Tenure
Freelance Researcher/Web Designer, 1999-present.
Reference Intern, University of Michigan Undergraduate Library, Ann Arbor, MI, September-December 1994.
Library Assistant, University of Michigan Information and Library Studies Library, Ann Arbor, MI, September 1993 - August 1994, December 1994 - June 1995.
Library Assistant, Serials and Microforms, University of Michigan Graduate Library, Ann Arbor, MI, April-August 1994, December 1994-June 1995.
Volunteer Librarian, Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, Ann Arbor, MI, October 1993 - May 1994.
Microcomputer Lab Monitor, University of Michigan School of Information and Library Studies, Ann Arbor, MI, May - December 1994.
Professional Reading Column Editor, Public Services Quarterly, 2004-present.
Book Review Editor, The Historical Novels Review, 2006-present. Coordinating Editor (USA), 2000-2006.
NoveList "What We're Reading" columnist and Read-Alike author, 2005-2010.
Library Job Postings on the Internet (electronic publication). This site receives over 1,800 hits daily. 1995-present.
Historical Fiction Editor, NoveList/EBSCO Publishing, 2000-2005.
Regional Editor (North America), Reference Reviews, 2000-2004.
Editor, Electronic Resources Review, 2000 [merged with Reference Reviews].
Johnson, Sarah L. Historical Fiction II: A Guide to the Genre. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2009.
Johnson, Sarah L. Historical Fiction: A Guide to the Genre. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2005.
Nesbeitt, Sarah L., and Rachel Singer Gordon. The Information Professional's Guide to Career Development Online. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2002.
Articles, Reviews, and Interviews [Go to detailed list of publications]
Johnson, Sarah. "Historical Fiction." Chapter forthcoming in Genreflecting, 7th ed. Libraries Unlimited, 2013.
Johnson, Sarah. "Career Development and Planning." Chapter in Ruddock, Bethan, ed., The New Professional's Toolkit. London: Facet Publishing, 2012.
Johnson, Sarah. "Roberta Rich." The Canadian Encyclopedia, August 2011.
Johnson, Sarah. "Looking Forward to the Past." Booklist, April 15, 2011.
Johnson, Sarah. "From Abkhaz to Zulu: A Comparative Look at World Language Guides." Reference Reviews, v.25 no.3 2011.
Johnson, Sarah. "Masters of the Past: Volume II." Bookmarks Magazine, November 2008.
Johnson, Sarah. "Giving Voice to the Voiceless" (interview with Mary Sharratt). Historical Novels Review, August 2006.
Johnson, Sarah. "Masters of the Past: Twenty Classic Historical Novels and Their Legacy." Bookmarks Magazine, Jan/Feb 2006 (cover story).
Johnson, Sarah. "Something Old, Something New: Leslie Burbank Discusses the Historical Fiction of Medallion Press." Solander: The Magazine of the Historical Novel Society, November 2005.
"Pioneering Efforts in Christian Historicals: A Profile of Bethany House." Solander: The Magazine of the Historical Novel Society, May 2005.
Johnson, Sarah L. "Cover Letters: Tips for Making a Good First Impression." Chapter in The Librarian's Career Guidebook, ed. Priscilla Shontz. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004.
Johnson, Sarah L. "Beef Up Your Resume for a Tough Job Market." Informed Librarian Online, August 2004.
Interviewed in the Globe and Mail (Toronto) for Conlogue, Ray, "Their Grist Is History," May 31, 2004, p.R3.
Nesbeitt, Sarah. "Librarian Recruitment Process at Home in the Wired Nation." American Libraries 34.6 (July/August 2003).
"Career Q&A with the Library Job People." With Rachel Singer Gordon. Bimonthly column for Info Career Trends, May-September 2003.
Nesbeitt, Sarah. "Random House's Crowning Glory" (interview with Crown Publishing editor Rachel Kahan). Solander: The Magazine of the Historical Novel Society, May 2003.
Nesbeitt, Sarah. "Such Great Stories in History" (interview with Cecelia Holland). Solander: The Magazine of the Historical Novel Society, December 2002.
Nesbeitt, Sarah. "The Devil in Massachusetts" (interview with Megan Chance). Solander: The Magazine of the Historical Novel Society, December 2002.
Interviewed in Info Career Trends, September 2002.
Nesbeitt, Sarah L. "The Queenmaker" (interview with India Edghill). Solander: The Journal of the Historical Novel Society, May 2002.
Interviewed in Poets & Writers Magazine, January/February 2002.
Nesbeitt, Sarah. "Historical Fiction in 2001: The Report From America." Solander: The Journal of the Historical Novel Society, December 2001.
Gordon, Rachel Singer, and Sarah L. Nesbeitt. Market Yourself Online! MLS: Marketing Library Services, October/November 2001 [cover story].
Nesbeitt, Sarah L. "Exploring Library Associations via the Internet." Info Career Trends, July 2001.
Nesbeitt, Sarah L. "The Accidental Systems Librarian." Info Career Trends, September 2000.
Book reviewer for CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 1999-present.
Nesbeitt, Sarah. "Trends in Internet-Based Library Recruitment: An Introductory Survey." Internet Reference Services Quarterly, v.4 no.2 1999, p. 23-40.
Software, database, and web site reviewer, Electronic Resources Review, 1998-2000.
Gordon, Rachel Singer, and Sarah Nesbeitt. "Who We Are, Where We're Going: A Report from the Front" [cover story]. Library Journal, May 15, 1999, p. 36-39.
Nesbeitt, Sarah. WebWatch: Online Nonprofit, Philanthropic, and Charitable Organizations. Library Journal, September 1998, p. 126-128.
Nesbeitt, Sarah. "WebWatch: Online Phone and Address Directories." Library Journal, December 1997, p. 35-36.
Interviewed in the Chronicle of Higher Education: Academe Today (electronic publication), May 15, 1997.
Nesbeitt, Sarah L., and Richard Truxall. Internet Resources for Nonprofit Public Service Organizations (electronic publication). 1994-1996.
"Past Perfect: Historical Novels and Readers' Advisory Service." Concord Public Library webinar. July 14, 2011.
"Federated Search Falls Short." Co-presenter with Stacey Knight-Davis and Karen Whisler. Illinois Library Association conference, Peoria, October 9, 2009.
"Job Hunting in a Recession." Co-presenter with Deb Schwarz and Pat Hawthorne. NMRT President's Program, ALA annual conference, Chicago, July 11, 2009.
"The Best New Historical Fiction: What to Read and Why." Co-presenter with Georgine Olson and Joyce Saricks. Historical Novel Society 3rd North American conference, Schaumburg, IL, June 13, 2009.
"The Best New Historical Fiction: What to Read and Why." Co-presenter with Diana Tixier Herald and Georgine Olson. Historical Novel Society 2nd North American conference, Albany, June 9, 2007.
"Past Perfect: Historical Novels and Readers' Advisory Service." Western Massachusetts Regional Library System, half-day workshop, Whately, MA, June 5, 2007.
Keynote speaker, "Crossing the Aisle: Readers' Advisory for History, Fiction and Nonfiction." PLA Preconference, Boston, March 21, 2006.
"Getting the Job You Want: Tips for Job Seekers (with Hints for Employers)." Keynote address, ACRL-Oklahoma Chapter / SLA Oklahoma Chapter Conference, November 19, 2004.
"Market Yourself Online." Breakout session leader, ACRL-Oklahoma Chapter / SLA Oklahoma Chapter Conference, November 19, 2004.
"The Accidental Systems Librarian" (moderator; co-presented with Robin Boulton, Rachel Singer Gordon, and Jennifer Masciadrelli). Illinois Library Association annual conference, October 17, 2003.
"Recruiting Beyond the Stereotype: Stop Grumbling and Start Doing" (co-presented with Stacey Knight-Davis). Illinois Library Association annual conference, October 15, 2003.
"Casting Our Nets or Ice Fishing? Recruiting Future College Librarians" (co-presented with Maureen Sullivan, Prudence Dalrymple, and Jean Donham). College Libraries Section, American Library Association annual conference, June 22, 2003.
"Your Online Presence: Who, What, Where, Why, and How?" Keynote address, Special Libraries Association-Upstate New York Chapter Fall Meeting, November 8, 2002.
"Digital Resources in the Sciences and Mathematics." Stockman Institute, Eastern Illinois University Department of Continuing Education, October 11, 2002.
"The Successful 21st Century Librarian" (panel with Rachel Singer Gordon and Susan Scheiberg). ALA Annual Conference: NMRT President's Program, June 14, 2002.
"What Are the Rules for Historical Fiction?" (panel with Peter Owens, Sharan Newman, and Ernest Hebert). Association of Writing Programs Annual Conference, March 7, 2002.
"Library Resources in Canadian Studies." Invited speaker for the SACHEM (Southeastern Association for Cooperation in Higher Education in Massachusetts) Summer Institute on Canada, June 5, 2000.
Library Web Sites" (co-facilitator with David Carlson). Association of College
and Research Libraries-New England Chapter Conference, March 10, 2000.
Eastern Illinois University
Bridgewater State College
Extensive knowledge of French; knowledge of German, Russian, Spanish, and Old English.
Last updated August 2012.
This resume is online for informational purposes only, and as supportive material for The Information Professional's Guide to Career Development Online (Information Today, 2002), which has a chapter on electronic resume creation. I am not currently job hunting. Inquiries on potential publication or speaking opportunities are welcome.
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