Sarah Smith to Lead the Vol State Library

Sarah Smith Vol StateSarah Smith is the new director of library services and learning resources at Volunteer State Community College. She comes to Vol State from Colorado, where she was the library director for Colorado Mountain College in Leadville. She has been a librarian for more than a decade, serving several institutions.

“The location of Vol State is attractive to me, as it’s closer to family,” Smith said. “But it’s really about serving the students. The library is more important than ever for students. When there is so much bad information readily accessible, it’s critical for students to learn about reputable sources and ways to properly search.”

Smith will direct the Vol State Thigpen Library and library sites at other campuses. That includes the college database collection and research tools. She has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a Master of Arts in Information Science and Learning Technologies from the University of Missouri-Columbia.