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Sarah B Sussman

Curator, French and Italian Collections
Head, International and Area Studies Resource Group


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Sarah's role in the library

I am the French and Italian collections librarian, responsible for selecting new and old materials in all formats in these languages and about France, Italy, and areas using these languages. I work with students and faculty to help them find the materials that they need for their research.

Professional activities

American Library Association

WESS (Western European Subject Specialists), ACRL

Society for French Historical Studies. 

French Historical Studies, bibliographer for recently published monographs and dissertations, member of editorial board.

CIFNAL, the Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections, steering committee member

Bulletin des bibliothèques françaises, foreign correspondent


Selected publications

Sussman, Sarah. "Les collections francophones en Amérique du Nord." Bulletin des bibliothèques de France [en ligne], n° 6, 2012. Disponible sur le Web : ISSN 1292-8399.

Sarah Sussman. “Jews from Algeria and French Jewish Identity.” In Gafaïti, Hafid, Patricia M. E. Lorcin, and David G. Troyansky. Transnational Spaces and Identities in the Francophone World. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.

Sussman, Sarah “Migration and cultural change in France,” in Kilton, Thomas D, and Ceres Birkhead. Migrations In Society, Culture, and the Library : Wess European Conference, Paris, France, March 22, 2004. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2005.

“Boyz in the Banlieue; Matthieu Kassovitz’s La Haine (Hate).” Stanford Humanities Review, Vol. 5.2, 1997.

 “Before the Dismal Science: selections from the Gustave Gimon Collection of French Political Economy.” Stanford University Libraries, 1997. Contributed several essays.

AuCourant, blog



PhD, European History, Stanford University
MLS, Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
BA, History, UC Santa Cruz