Current Role at Stanford


Develop and maintain Stanford University Libraries’ collections of current, rare, and antiquarian materials in all formats (monographs, serials, electronic resources, microfilm, and film) in French and Italian languages in all fields, and about France, its colonies, and Italy in all languages. Provide bibliographical reference support and instruction on French and Italian subjects to faculty and students at all levels. Participate in the planning and execution of digital projects using materials in the collection, in conjunction with faculty members and other library staff.

I am also head of the International and Area Studies Resource Group, the team of foreign language librarians at Stanford University Libraries.

Education & Certifications


  • PhD, Stanford University, European History (2002)
  • MLS, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Library science and archives (1996)
  • BA, UC Santa Cruz, History (1994)

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • vice-chair/chair elect, WESS/ACRL (Western European Subject Specialist Section, Association of College and Research Libraries (2014 - Present)
  • Bibliographer, Recent monographs and dissertations, French Historical Studies, journal (2007 - Present)

All Publications


  • Les collections francophones en Amérique du Nord BBF Sussman, S. B. 2012: 26-31
  • Jews from Algeria and French Jewish Identity Transnational Spaces and Identities in the Francophone World Sussman, S. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2009
  • Cultural Sources for the Studies of Migration and Cultural Change in France Migrations In Society, Culture, and the Library: WESS European Conference, Paris, France, March 22, 2004 Sussman, S. edited by Kilton, T. D., Birkhead, C. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries. 2005