#WeAreUAZLibraries: Sarah Shreeves

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

#WeAreUAZLibraries is a bi-weekly series that introduces our staff on Facebook and Instagram. Meet Sarah Shreeves!

What do you do?

I’m the Vice Dean. Access & Information Services, Technology Strategy & Services, Special Collections, and The Office of Digital Innovation & Stewardship report up through me, and I serve on the senior leadership team. I serve as the lead administrator in the absence of the dean and oversee the day to day operations of the Libraries. I’ve heard my position called the COO – Chief Operating Officer.

How long have you worked for University Libraries?

I just passed my sixth month mark so I’m still a newbie.

What’s your favorite library resource or service and why?

I feel like I’m still learning so much about the services and resources we provide here that it is difficult to make a choice. So far I’d have to say my favorite resource are all of the people here – everyone brings so much care, knowledge, and professionalism to the work of the Libraries, and I think our users can see that.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I can eat fire! In my twenties, I was involved in a queer activist group for several years that did a lot of street theater - some of which involved eating fire. I’ve not done it in a long time – and am not sure I could do it again – but it’s definitely something people find surprising about me.

Sarah's story was originally posted on social media on September 11, 2018. She celebrates her first year at UA Libraries in January.

Read more staff stories to get to know the people behind UA Libraries.