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Linda Salem

Linda Salem
Position: Librarian
Department Affiliation: Research Services
Foreign Languages: Spanish [speak, read, understand] : French [write, read, understand]
Address: San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8050
Mail Code: MC-8050
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About Linda

I work with students and faculty to build a culture of personal scholarly inquiry and achievement throught the use of digital and print texts and resources. My research area is the study of rare illustrated and children's books. I am the liaison to the Children's Literature Program in the SDSU Department of English and Comparative Literature and one of the library's liaisons to the College of Education. I am the co-director of the Children's Literature Society of the American Literature Association and I curate the Edward Gorey Personal Library at SDSU Library. 

Professional History

Associate Librarian, Armacost Library
University of Redlands, 1992-2002


Rare Book School Certificate of General Proficiency
University of Virginia, 2016
Master of Education - Administration
University of Redlands, 2001
Master of Library and Information Science
Emporia State University, 1992

Selected Publications & Presentations

Salem, Linda. (2016). Evidencing Influences in the Edward Gorey Personal Library.. In D.L. Clark & L. Salem (Eds.), Frontiers in American Children's Literarure (pp. ---). Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, GB: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Salem, Linda. & Clark, Dorothy. (2016). Frontiers in Childrens Literature. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, GB: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Salem, Linda. (2015, May). Society Co-Director, Panels Organizer and Chair - “Nobody Understands Me: Evil Kids in Children’s Literature”—Parts 1 & 2 Panels. Presentation at the meeting of the Childrens Literature Society, American Literature Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Salem, Linda. (2014, October). Edward Gorey and His Influences. Presentation at the meeting of the Comic Fest , San Diego, CA.

Salem, Linda. (2013). Turning a page on access to international children's books. Reference Reviews, 27(1), 4-8. Find Full–Text

Salem, Linda. (2012, April 18). An Interview With Zohreh Ghahremani. KPBS.org: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/apr/18/interview-zohreh-gharemani/

Salem, Linda. (2012, February 7). Crossing Boundaries To Inspire A Global Village: An Interview With Mina Javaherbin. KPBS.org: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/feb/07/if-i-can-do-it-they-can-too-interview-mina-javaher/

Salem, Linda., Cronin, Brittany. & Bliss, Laurel. (2012, November/Dec). Smarter Together: Collaborative Tablet Communities on Campus and Reference Services Innovation. Library Technology Reports, 48(8), 17-21. Find Full–Text

Salem, Linda. (2011, May 3). A Window Wrapped around the Sun: Interview with Susan Vreeland. KPBS.org: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2011/may/03/window-wrapped-around-sun-interview-susan-vreeland/

Salem, Linda. (2011, May 3). A Window Wrapped around the Sun: Interview with Susan Vreeland. KPBS.org, .(.), .-.. Find Full–Text

Salem, Linda. (2010, October 14). Experience And Imagination: Interview With lê thị diễm thúy. KPBS.org: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/sep/23/experience-and-imagination-interview-le-thi-diem-t/

Salem, Linda. (2004). Children's Literature Studies. Cases and Discussions. . Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, Inc. .

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