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 Patricia Rivera
 Assistant Regional Administrator, East Region
County of Los Angeles Public Library
(626) 960-2861
Term Ends: 10/31/2012

Patricia has been working in public libraries for 12 years.  She worked briefly for the Orange County Public Library System and the Anaheim Public Library System before working 8 years as the Teen Services Librarian with the Yorba Linda Public Library where Patricia launched many successful teen programs and services.  Currently, Patricia is the Public Services Manager for the Buena Park Library District.

 Patricia was selected as a Eureka! Leadership Program Fellow in 2008, its inaugural year, where she implemented an outreach program to begin developing relationships with the Latino community. She is a member of ALA, YALSA, PLA, CLA and Orange County Chapter of REFORMA and has served as YALSA’s Youth Participation Coordinator, co-editor of the Briefings newsletter for the CLA Youth Services Interest Group, and Santiago Library System’s YA Interest Group Chair. 

In her spare time, Patricia enjoys karaoke, salsa dancing, and board games. She is also a volunteer for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Oh, and yes, she does occasionally read books, too!