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consultant , library and media services director

Sara Jaffarian, American library and media services director, consultant. Certified teacher, library, media specialist. Recipient Britannica School Library. award, American Library Association and Encyclopedia Britannica, 1964; United States Government grant, Graduate School University Southern California, 1969.


Jaffarian, Sara was born on September 7, 1915 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Mugerdich and Quhar (Nalbandian) Jaffarian.


Bachelor, Bates College, 1937. Bachelor of Science, Simmons College, 1947. Postgraduate, University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1956.

Postgraduate in Education, Harvard University, 1970. Master of Education, Boston University, 1957.


Library. assistant Haverhill Public Library., Massachusetts, 1937—1942. Teacher Ossipee High School, New Hampshire, 1942—1943. Library Quincy Junior High School, Massachusetts, 1943—1953.

Director libraries Greensboro Public Schools, North Carolina, 1953—1960, Seattle Public Schools, 1960—1961. Director library, media Lexington Public Schools, Massachusetts, 1961—1978. Consultant media programs school districts and school library design.

Consultant and adviser, book publications and book wholesalers and architects planning school libraries. Lecturer, consultant Various Regional and State Professional Associations, New England, Southwest, West Coast. Director school library workshop University Oregon Graduate School, Eugene, 1956.

Graduate library school instructor Queens College, Long Island, New York, 1959. Instructor Graduate School Education, University New Hampshire, Durham, 1964—1971. Director school library workshop United States Office Education, University Hawaii, 1968.


  • Certified teacher, library, media specialist.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Every School Needs a Library, 1952. Contributor chapters to books.


Member of National Education Association (joint committee libraries 1959-1960), American Library Association (council member 1962-1966, board director The National Library Week, State North Carolina 1958-1959), Simmons Alumni Association (director 1963-1964), Association Educational Communications and Technology, Association Supervision and Curriculum Development, Massachusetts Teachers Association (publicity director 1950-1952), Massachusetts School Library. Association (president 1964-1966), American School Library. Supervisors Association (secretary treasurer and president 1954-1962), New England Library.

Association (board director 1962-1966), New England School Library. Association (vice president 1950-1953, board director), American Association School Libraries 1954-1956, (secretary 1956, Newberry-Caldecott award), Order Eastern Star Lodge, Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Kappa (Harvard Alumni chapter), Pi Lambda Theta (Boston University Alumni chapter), Bates Key.


Mugerdich Jaffarian

Quhar (Nalbandian) Jaffarian