Academic Rank: Librarian; Tenured
Department Affiliations: Collection Development & Resource Sharing, Research & Instruction
Foreign Languages: Spanish [speak, read, understand] : French [write, read, understand]
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8050
Mail Code: MC-8050
A little bit about me is that I've had a very cool career as an academic librarian at SDSU since 2002. It was then that I was hired as the library's education librarian for the College of Education and I happily continue in that role today.
My research specializations mostly surround children's literature, education, and collections. I have specialized education in rare illustrated books and materials. I also curate the fabulous Edward Gorey Personal Library and have done so since that collection came to SDSU in 2009. It is also my privilege to curate the children's collections at the SDSU Library. I serve as the liaison for the Children's Literature Program in the SDSU Department of English and Comparative Literature, and for Russian.
Librarians wear many hats during their careers. During my career, I also worked as the Head of the Reference Services Division for many years. Now, in addition to my education librarian work, I work as the Interim Head of the Collections Unit.
I look forward to working with you on research consultation, course instruction, class visits, collections projects, exhibits, or other library related services.
I am available during my office hours:
Wednesday 11am to 1 pm
Thursday 11 am to 1 pm
Or make an online appointment with me outside of these hours. Simply contact me at: email@example.com.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Take care and happy researching,
Research GuidesAbout the Collections, Education, Counseling & School Psychology, Dual Language and English Learner Resources, Educational Leadership, Special Education, Teacher Education, Online M.A. Education with a Concentration in Counseling, Edward Gorey Personal Library, Library & Information Science, Comparative Literature, Russian and Slavic Sources, Colleges & Universities, Children's Literature, DLE532 Course Guide, CFD 671A, ED 808 Academic Research and Publishing, Library Orientation: Education Resources, Educational Leadership M.A. (Online Program), Reference/Find Facts, Administration, Rehabilitation, & Post-Secondary Education, Japanese American Incarceration Camp Research Guide
- San Diego State University, 2002-present
- Associate Librarian, Armacost Library
- University of Redlands, 1992-2002
- Certificate of Proficiency with a Specialization in Illustration
- Rare Book School, University of Virginia, 2019
- Master of Education - Administration
- University of Redlands, 2001
- Master of Library and Information Science
- Emporia State University, 1992
Selected Publications & Presentations
Salem, L. (2021, Feb). Documenting the Portrayal of Diversity in Children's Books. Collections Management. Special Issue Children's and Young Adult Collections in Academic Libraries, 34(1), 1-12.Find Full–Text of Documenting the Portrayal of Diversity in Children's Books
Salem, L. (2017, June). Ukiyo-e, the Floating World Picture, and Children. Illustration Blog, 6: http://libguides.sdsu.edu/c.php?g=560436&p=4151363
Salem, L. (2017). Panjandrum's Dinner audio ebook (226 mb) and (26mb); Text and illustrations by L. Salem (Lulu). San Diego, CA: Stark Raven, LLC. https://vimeo.com/user66875135.
Salem, L. (2017). . Poetic Youth Literary Festival Chapbook, San Diego State University , 1, 14.Find Full–Text of
Salem, L. (2017, April ). Celebrate El Dia. Illustration Blog, 3: http://libguides.sdsu.edu/c.php?g=560436&p=4151363
Salem, L. (2017, May 18). Chris Riddell and Letterpress Texture in The Sleeper and The Spindle (2015). Illustration Blog, 4: http://libguides.sdsu.edu/c.php?g=560436&p=4151363&t=10089
Salem, L. (2017, May ). Fairytale Illustrations - Relief and Illumination. Illustration Blog, 5: http://libguides.sdsu.edu/c.php?g=560436&p=4151363
Salem, L. (2017, May). Co-Organizer for Children's Literature Society Panels 1-3.. Panel 1: American Children’s Poetry and its Audiences; Panels 2-3: “The times they are a changin”: Exploring the Many Faceted Nature of Diversity.. Presentation at the meeting of the Children's Literature Society of the American Literature Association, Boston, MA.
Salem, L. (2016, November). Making Color from Insects in Illustrated Scientific Materials. Illustration Blog, 1: http://libguides.sdsu.edu/c.php?g=560436&p=4151363
Salem, L. (2016, Dec 23). Takeo Takei and Miss Clara Breed.. Illustration Blog, 2: http://libguides.sdsu.edu/c.php?g=560436&p=4151363
Salem, L. (2016). Evidencing Influences in the Edward Gorey Personal Library.. In D.L. Clark & L. Salem (Ed.), Frontiers in American Children's Literarure (pp. ---). Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, GB: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Salem, L. & Clark, D. (2016). Frontiers in American Children's Literature. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, GB: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Salem, L. (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, L. (2014, October). Edward Gorey and His Influences. Presentation at the meeting of the Comic Fest , San Diego, CA.
Salem, L. (2013). Turning a page on access to international children's books. Reference Reviews, 27(1), 4-8.Find Full–Text of Turning a page on access to international children\'s books
Salem, L. (2012, April 18). An Interview With Zohreh Ghahremani. KPBS.org: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/apr/18/interview-zohreh-gharemani/
Salem, L. (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, L., Cronin, B. & Bliss, L. (2012, November/Dec). Smarter Together: Collaborative Tablet Communities on Campus and Reference Services Innovation. Library Technology Reports, 48(8), 17-21.Find Full–Text of Smarter Together: Collaborative Tablet Communities on Campus and Reference Services Innovation
Salem, L. (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, L. (2011, May 3). A Window Wrapped around the Sun: Interview with Susan Vreeland. KPBS.org, .(.), .-..Find Full–Text of A Window Wrapped around the Sun: Interview with Susan Vreeland
Salem, L. (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, L. (2004). Children's Literature Studies. Cases and Discussions. . Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, Inc. .See all library publications