January 20, 2022

Obama Nominates San Francisco City Librarian to Serve on National Museum and Library Services Board

From an SFPL News Release:

San Francisco City Librarian Luis Herrera was nominated today by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Museum and Library Services Board.

Mr. Herrera, who was recently named Librarian of the Year 2012 by Library Journal magazine, has served as City Librarian since 2005. He oversees San Francisco’s 28 libraries.

“Thanks to Luis Herrera’s leadership, San Francisco’s public libraries are a source of civic pride that enrich the cultural fabric of our community,” said Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “This presidential nomination to the national board is richly deserved for our City Librarian who has ensured that the San Francisco Public Library is well positioned for generations to come.”

Read the Official Announcement  (w/bio) on The White House Web Site

See Also: Luis Herrera: LJ’s 2012 Librarian of the Year (via Library Journal)

See Also: City Librarian Luis Herrera Gets A Presidential Nod (via SFist)

See Also: Syracuse University Library Dean & University Librarian Susan Thorin Nominated to National Museum and Library Services Board

See Also: Paula Gangopadhya Nominated to National Museum and Library Services Board (via Economic Times)

Learn More About the National Museum and Library Services Board ||| Bios of All Members

The National Museum and Library Services Board (NMLSB) is an advisory body that includes the director and deputy directors of IMLS and twenty presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed members of the general public who have demonstrated expertise in, or commitment to, library or museum services. Informed by its collectively vast experience and knowledge, the NMLSB advises the IMLS director on general policy and practices, and on selections for the National Medals for Museum and Library Service.

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