Sara Martinez (she/her/hers) began a new life with the new century when she moved to Tulsa and began her library career as the first coordinator for Tulsa City-County Library’s [TCCL] Hispanic Resource Center. She currently manages the Nathan Hale Library branch for TCCL.
Sara Martinez has a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley and did postgraduate work in Latin American Studies at the National Autonomous University (UNAM) in Mexico City. She received her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Oklahoma. Her latest book is The Chicano Movement: A Historical Exploration of the Literature. Currently, she is the immediate past chair of the Greater Tulsa Area Hispanic Affairs Commission [GTAHAC] and she is a member of Tulsa Public Schools Community Advisory Council where she most recently worked on the School Name Change Task Force. Previously, as Chair of the GTAHAC’s Education Committee, Sara Martinez spearheaded the creation of the Tomás Rivera Latino Excellence in Education Recognition Ceremony. In 2018, Sara Martinez was awarded the GRACIAS award from Tulsa’s Coalition of Hispanic Organizations.
Keywords =Hispanic/Latinx Cultures, Community, Spanish-Speaking Patrons, Literacy, Histpanic/Latinx History
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