Linda Salem

Linda
Position: Education Librarian; Interim Head of Collections Management
Academic Rank: Librarian; Tenured
Phone:(619) 594-5148
email: lsalem@sdsu.edu
Department Affiliations: Collection Development & Resource Sharing, Research & Instruction
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

Hi Everyone,

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: lsalem@sdsu.edu.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Take care and happy researching,

Linda Salem

Professional History

Librarian
San Diego State University, 2002-present
Associate Librarian, Armacost Library
University of Redlands, 1992-2002

Education

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. .

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