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Jane Elizabeth Herbst

Jane Elizabeth Herbst, American school librarian. Recipient Outstanding Contribution School Library. Media Profession, Suffolk School Library. Media Association, 2006; grant, National Endowment of the Humanities, 2005, 2009.


  • Herbst, Jane Elizabeth was born on September 14, 1950 in New York City. Daughter of John Joseph Abritis and Helen Elizabeth Heath.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Humanities, Dowling College, Oakdale, New York, 1972. Master of Science in Library and Information Science, Long Island University, Greenvale, New York, 1986.


    • Chief copy editor Physical Review D, American Institute Physics, Upton, New York, 1973—1976. Technical editor Data Communications, Melville, 1976—1980. Publications manager Institute Advanced Studies World Religions, Stony Brook, 1980—1986.

      Children's library Sachem Public Library., Holbrook, 1984—2000. Instructor Palmer School Library and Information Science, Long Island University, Greenvale, 1986—1988. School library media specialist Silas Wood Early Childhood Center, South Huntington, 1988—1992, Babylon Junior-Senior High School, Babylon, since 1992.

      Instructor New York State United Teachers, Effective Teaching Program, Albany, since 2001.


    • Author (editor): (poetry anthology) Peel Me a Banana, Baby, I'll Be Home By Twelve.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Warden St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Ronkonkoma, New York, 1990—1993. Policy board member Suffolk's Edge Teacher Center, Wheatly Heights, since 1992. Member of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Library Association, American Association School Libraries, New York Library.

    Association, Suffolk School Library. Media Association (past president since 2005), Beta Phi Mu.



    Acting, singing, travel.


    • Married Mitchell J. Maushay, August 30, 1986 (deceased August 14, 1990). Married Thomas Michael Herbst, June 26, 1993. Children: Elizabeth Channan, Daniel Baoanthi.
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    Born September 14, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1972
      Dowling College
    • 1986
      Long Island University
    • 1973 - 1976
      Chief copy editor Physical Review D
      Upton, New York, United States
    • 1976 - 1980
      technical editor Data Communications
      Melville, New York, United States
    • 1980 - 1986
      publications manager, Institute Advanced Studies World Religions
      Stony Brook, New York, United States
    • 1984
      children's library Sachem Public Library
      Holbrook, New York, United States
    • 1986 - 1988
      instructor, Palmer School Library and Information Science
      Greenvale, New York, United States
    • 1988 - 1992
      school library media specialist, Silas Wood Early Childhood Center
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