Janet Sarratt

Title: Librarian
Company: John E. Ewing Middle School
Location: Gaffney, South Carolina, United States

Janet Platt Sarratt, Volunteer Librarian at The Village School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in library education.

During her teens, Ms. Sarratt developed a particular fondness for reading and decided to join the library club at her junior high school. She later developed an inspirational relationship with her high school librarian and later worked as a student assistant at the library. Soon thereafter, she earned a Bachelor of Liberal Sciences from Mansfield University in 1971. Four years later, Ms. Sarratt received a Master of Arts in Education from Winthrop University in 1974. Furthermore, she concluded her academic efforts with a Master of Library and Information Sciences from the University of South Carolina in 1980. Moreover, she became a certified librarian media specialist in South Carolina.

At the start of her career, Ms. Sarratt worked as a library media specialist at John E. Ewing Middle School in Gaffney, South Carolina from 1971 to 2006. Since 2012, she has volunteered as a librarian for The Village School in Gaffney. In the past, she dedicated her time as a school advisory council for John E. Ewing Middle School for three years, as well as a member of the advisory committee of the Gale Publishing Group in Detroit. An active member of her community, Ms. Sarratt volunteered with the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, the Girls Scout, and the Community Library Association.

For Ms. Sarratt, she is most proud of the committees that she has been involved with throughout her career. The time she spent with the American Library Association within all the divisions was a big achievement for her as well. She was presented various accolades and honors from the Association of Library Service to Children, the South Carolina Association of School Librarian, and the Young Adult Librarians Service Association. Likewise, Ms. Sarratt was featured in the 23rd edition of Who’s Who of American Women. Outside of work, she enjoys horseback riding, reading, sewing, crafts, camping, gardening, and traveling in her spare time.

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