September 1, 2001
Winner of the Sarajane Beal Award for Volunteer Excellence in 2017.
Page Ahead is proud to present the Sarajane Beal Award for Volunteer Excellence to Sophie Lalazarian-Truman.
Sophie is a very active and valued member of the Page Ahead family. Sophie is a dedicated Story Time Reader and Volunteer Trainer. In addition, Sophie is an acting member of Page Ahead’s Program Committee and serves on the Story Leader subcommittee. She helps select books for the program, assists in creating the program curriculum, and coaches’ teachers participating in the program.
Sophie Truman has eighteen years of experience in libraries and early literacy. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Scripps College, a Master’s of Library and Information Science from University of California Los Angeles, and has been volunteering with Page Ahead since 2010. Formerly a librarian with the Sno-Isle Library System, she is currently raising a five-year-old son, whose first word was “book!”