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About Sarah Park Dahlen

Sarah Park Dahlen is an Associate Professor of Library and Information Science at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She teaches courses on children’s and young adult materials, children's and young adult library services, storytelling, social justice, and library and information science. Currently, she is examining representations of transracially adopted Koreans in children's literature and the information behaviors of transnationally adopted Koreans. She co-edited a children's and young adult multicultural literature textbook with Dr. Jamie Naidoo titled Diversity in Youth Literature: Opening Doors Through Reading (ALA Editions, 2012). Her next project examines race in the Harry Potter series.

Positions

2017 - Present Associate Professor, St. Catherine University Information Management / Library and Information Science Department
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2009 - 2016 Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University Information Management / Library and Information Science Department
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Alumnus Leadership Award, Library School Alumni Association, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
  • Friends of the Library Development and Services Award, Master of Library and Information Science Program, St. Catherine University, 2016
  • Faculty mentor recognition, St. Catherine University, 2016, 2015, 2013 Teaching award nominee, St. Catherine University, 2013
  • Carol Easley Denny Faculty Research Grant, St. Catherine University, 2010-2011
  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007-2008
  • Honorable Mention, “All Look Same? Chinese and Korean Transracial/Transnational Adoption in American Children’s Books”
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Doctoral Student Poster Competition, 2008
  • Finalist, Fulbright Research Grant, 2007

Courses

  • Communication for Leadership
  • Capstone
  • Touchstone
  • Internet Fundamentals and Design
  • Services for Children and Adults
  • Library Materials for Young Adults
  • Social Justice in Children’s & Young Adult Literature
  • Storytelling for Adults and Children
  • Library Materials for Children
  • Introduction to Library and Information Science

Education

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2009 PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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2009 MS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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2004 MA, Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
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2002 BA, History and Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
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Contact Information

Sarah Park Dahlen, Ph.D., M.S., M.A., B.A.
Associate Professor
Master of Library and Information Science Program
Saint Catherine University

St. Catherine University MLIS Program
2004 Randolph Avenue #4125
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105, USA

651-690-8791

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