Jimena Sagas

 

Jimena Sagàs was born in Mexico City and has lived in the U.S. since the age of 2. She is a proud CSU Alumna where she completed her degree in International Studies and Spanish, with a minor in French. She has a Master’s of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Denver and was hired by Colorado State University Libraries in January 2013 as a College Liaison Librarian/Assistant Professor to serve the increasing number of international students on campus. She expanded her duties to include underserved and underrepresented group. Through this work, Ms. Sagàs has built fruitful partnerships with faculty, staff, organizations and departments on campus. She is also a Ph.D. student in the Education and Human Resource Studies, specialization in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change Program. MSFN has provided a welcoming space for her to express her ideas, listen to others, and contribute to the progress of inclusive excellence. As a former library professional and a multicultural services coordinator in public libraries, Ms. Sagàs brings with her over nine years of experience empowering underserved communities by breaking down barriers to the access of information, developing creative programming, and caring about people’s individual growth. Ms. Sagàs’ proudest moments include earning The Services to Diverse Populations Award for the Fort Collins public library and hearing the heartwarming testimony of a woman finishing a book for the first time as a direct result of attending a literacy program she organized. Ms. Sagàs seeks to continue her contribution to the MSFN mission by serving her colleagues as Past Chair.