Sabrina Thomas, an Instruction and Research Services Librarian for Marshall University Libraries opens up about her childhood in the foster care system and her path to achieving success in her family and career. She talks about the importance of building bridges for children aging out of the foster care system and wanting to attend college. Sabrina uses her deep and passionate insights to encourage foster kids not to give up on their hopes and dreams. Her message of resiliency expands far past their time in the system to the opportunities that can be offered to them through their college experience. Sabrina reflects on the mentors and friends who helped her heal and develop resiliency and encourages us all to offer a hand that could change the course of a foster child's life and put them on a path of endless possibilities. For over twelve years, Sabrina Thomas has served as an Instruction and Research services Librarian for Marshall University Libraries. Ms. Thomas’s excels at teaching information literacy as a lifelong survival skill that characterizes informed citizenry empowered for a lifetime of learning. Ms. Thomas earned her Master of Arts in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona in 2006, and Master of Arts in History from Marshall University in 2010.
Sabrina Thomas, "Bridges of Hope: From Foster Care to College," filmed March 14, 2020 in Huntington, WV. TEDx video, 14:51.