2022 Tillman Scholar

Sarah LeMire

Texas A&M University
Doctoral of Higher Education Administration

“I strive to ensure that libraries are welcoming and inclusive for all members of the veteran and military communities.”

Sarah LeMire is an Army veteran, spouse of an Army veteran, and a parent of an Air Force veteran. During her military service, she served as an Arabic linguist, including a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following her military service, Sarah pursued a degree in librarianship and began a career in academic libraries.

As a librarian, she advocates for library awareness of and support for members of the veteran and military communities. Her research focuses on informing and advocating for library support for veterans. Sarah co-authored a book on library support for veterans, Serving Those Who Served: Librarian’s Guide to Working with Veteran and Military Communities. She also founded the American Library Association’s Veterans Caucus, a community for librarians who are veterans or who work with veterans.

Sarah holds an M.A. in English from the University of Utah and an M.S. in Information from the University of Michigan. She is currently a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University studying educational administration. She plans to research the information-seeking behavior of military service members and veterans and how their military experiences may affect their information behavior when they return to college.