Following a National search, Allison Parham was selected as Saratoga Library’s Community Librarian! Congratulations Allison! Growing up, Allison was an avid library user who was in the library nearly every day. Librarians helped her and her friends achieve their academic goals, and they enjoyed a plethora of library materials and services. Inspired by those librarians, Allison selected the same occupation so that she could also devote her time to serving the community. Allison’s favorite activities include reading, running half-marathons, spending time with family and friends, websitedevelopment, canoeing, hiking, creative writing, and arts-and-crafts.
Prior to her work at Saratoga, Allison served for three years as the Supervising Librarian for Adult and Teen Services at Campbell Library, where she was responsible for a District-wide effort to develop Topic Teams. This program created online content, programs, and services in numerous subject areas, which appeals to adults between the ages of 25-55. Allison also worked for three years as the District’s first Electronic Resources Librarian, and was responsible for the initial rollout of many initiatives including, website improvements, social media, text-messaging reference service, and a mobile application. She also worked at the Santa Clara City Library for eight years, working her way up from Library Page to Librarian before coming to work for Santa Clara County.
Allison is delighted to have the opportunity to serve the community in the capacity of the Community Librarian position. We are looking forward to her taking on this role and helping us achieve good things in the coming years!
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Plane Tree Health Information Center at Cupertino Library
Do you want to
- learn more about a health or medical topic?
- find quality medical information online without wasting time?
- locate a local or national support group?
PlaneTree provides relevant and reliable health and medical information so you can make healthy choices about your life and informed decisions about your health. Our expert, caring librarians and volunteers will work one-on-one with you to locate the information you need. Our resources include
Trustworthy online sites (both publicly available and subscription-access)
PlaneTree’s vibrant reference collection of lay and professional-level books and texts
Our favorite newsletters, magazines, and medical journals
They can help you find information so you can understand more about health concerns and communicate more effectively with your doctor and other health care professionals. More information available at http://www.sccl.org/services/planetree/news
Discover and Go: Free and Discounted Passes to Local Museums and Cultural Institutions
Discover & Go is a new virtual museum pass program for Santa Clara County Library District cardholders. It offers library users the ability to reserve admission passes to more than 25 museums and cultural venues throughout the greater Bay area. For Complete list of participating museums and more information, visit http://discover.sccl.org/
Sample of participating museums:
Bay Area Discovery museum
California Academy of Science
Charles M. Schulz Museum
The Tech Museum of Innovation
...and many, many more!
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