Luis Herrera, Board Member


Luis Herrera has led San Francisco through its library renaissance, overseeing a $200 million capital improvement overhaul of the city’s library system. As the City Librarian of the San Francisco Public Library, Herrera is responsible for the administration of the city’s 28 libraries and neighborhood branches. In 2012, Herrera was named Librarian of the Year by Library Journal. Previously, Herrera served as the Director of Information Services for the Pasadena Public Library and the Deputy Director of the San Diego and Long Beach Library systems.

Herrera has served as President of both the Public Library Association and the California Library Association. He is active in his community, having served recently as Chair of California Humanities and also as a Board Member for the Digital Public Library of America. Moreover, Herrera was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the board of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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