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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.


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.


  • Other Work

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


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.


  • Other Interests

    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.

John Joseph Abritis

Helen Elizabeth Heath

Mitchell J. Maushay

Thomas Michael Herbst

Elizabeth Channan Herbst

Daniel Baoanthi Herbst