Luis Herrera
Luis Herrera

Luis Herrera has served as San Francisco Public Library’s (SFPL) City Librarian since 2005. Under his guidance, Luis has guided the city government through the largest capital improvement program in the history of the SFPL, leading to the completion of twenty-two new or renovated branch libraries throughout San Francisco.

Previous to his work with SFPL, Luis served as the Director of Information Services for Pasadena Public Library, the Deputy Director of the San Diego Public Library, and Associate Director of the Long Beach Public Library in California.

Luis serves as Board Chair Emeritus on the California Council for Humanities and in 2011 was appointed to serve on the Steering Committee for the Digital Public Library of America. From 1998 to 2002, he served on the Library Advisory Board of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

On January 9, 2012, Library Journal named Luis the 2012 Librarian of the Year. On March 12, 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Luis to the National Museum and Library Services Board.

Luis earned his Bachelor of Science. from the University of Texas at El Paso, and Master of Library Science from the University of Arizona, and a Master of Public Administration from from California State University.

Luis was Library Journal’s 2012 Librarian of the Year and the California Library Association’s 1993 President.

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