Sabah Eltareb

Sabah Eltareb

What's your current role in the workplace? I am a Principal Librarian and Assistant Director at the California Research Bureau. We provide reference and research to the governor and state legislators and their staff.

Why did you become an info pro?
I get bored easily, like to graze/dive into a variety of topics, love challenges of finding answers to questions/problems/issues and helping people. This profession has been and continues to be very rewarding and allows me to stretch and keep on my toes to stay abreast with the ever-changing environment.

Tell us a little about why you took a role on the LMD Board.
I have been a card-carrying member for a number of years and enjoyed the benefits of learning and networking through meetings, webinars, and events. I have enjoyed stretching my professional growth volunteering in the other sections and divisions and was looking to get more involved with LMD. So, when the call went out last summer, I grabbed at the chance to do so. 

What's a professional or organization challenge that you hope to address in 2019?
I believe strongly in continuing education and development, whether in a formal or informal setting. It's crucial to learn, implement and look for the opportunities to share the wealth. It's through communicating with colleagues that we can exchange ideas and knowledge, that enriches us all.

Do you have any plans or initiatives for LMD in 2019 you'd like to tell us about?
I'm very much in the learning and listening mode. I would like to hear from members about what YOU are interested in – so that these are relevant. We are all busy, and like any other precious commodity, have to be mindful of what and how we spend it.

And, finally, what's a little-known fact about you?
I love to cook and bake – fostered by growing up in a multi-cultural, working-class neighborhood. I was surrounded by neighbors who loved to cook and share food. How could I not want to do the same?