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Michelle Perera
Assistant Library Director
Rancho Cucamon Library Services
Term Ends: 10/31/2014

Michelle is the Assistant Library Director for Rancho Cucamonga Library Services, where she has worked for 17 years. Michelle holds a BA in English and a Master of Library Science. Michelle has also worked for Upland, Glendora, and San Marino Libraries, and taught for 7 years for SJSU SLIS program. Michelle attended the Stanford-California State Library Institute on 21st Century Librarianship in 2001 and received the CLA Award for Excellence as a Public Librarian in 2008. In Rancho Cucamonga, Michelle’s responsibilities include: day to day operations, staff development and training, developing new ideas and services, the city website and intranet, and, grant writing and fund development. She loves her job and is most proud of her talented, innovative, enthusiastic staff in Rancho Cucamonga.

In Michelle’s spare time, she loves to travel, go to concerts and the theater, watch football and basketball, go to the movies, take photos, and watch reality TV. She has a cat – Leo – who showed up at her Library in 1999 and was hanging out in the travel section, so she took him home.

Michelle believes in what the California Library Association can do for the Library community, is very proud to be newly elected to the California Library Association Board of Directors and hopes she will make a positive impact on the profession through her new position