She is a big technology nerd and believes in the power of libraries to change lives. She also believes that technology and libraries combined make for a fearsome cocktail. She has been called an iconoclast, a contrarian, a future-pusher, and a general pain in the ass. She takes great pride in each.
Sarah received her MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MA in Irish and English Literature from Washington State University.
Digital Futures Manager
San Jose Public Library
Sarah Houghton has worked in libraries for the last 15 years, as a librarian for 10. She has worked with state and national library advocacy organisations including Infopeople, California Library Association, American Library Association, and the Library and Information Technology Association – including a three-year stint as a member of LITA's Top Technology Trends Committee and working on the OITP eBooks Taskforce. She was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker as a Trendspotter in 2009. She speaks internationally at live and online events for libraries and other institutions.