Sarah Flowers recently retired as Deputy County Librarian for the Santa Clara County Library in California. She has written articles and reviews for Voice of Youth Advocates and School Library Journal, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Young Adult Library Services, YALSA's quarterly journal. She was elected 2011-12 president of YALSA. She was a member of the first class of Library Journal's "Movers and Shakers," and was named one of the top 40 distinguished alumni of the San Jose State School of Library and Information Science. She has worked as a young adult librarian, a supervisor of adult and young adult services, and a community librarian as a branch manager.