Luis Herrera

San Francisco Public Library’s city librarian

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Herrera demonstrates a passion and exceptional support for public library services to children in a wide range and scope. As a member of the Public Library Association (PLA) Board, he supported the launch of a partnership with the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) which led to the PLA/ALSC Every Child Ready to Read @ your library (ECRR) initiative. When Herrera was PLA president, he was instrumental in negotiating the Memorandum of Agreement between PLA and the Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC) that institutionalized and provided funding for ECRR @ your library which has been implemented nationally.

Awards Won

Title Year
image of Peggy Sullivan Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children
An annual award consisting of a commemorative gift and a 24k gold-framed citation presented to an individual who has shown exceptional understanding and support of public library service to children while having general management/supervisory/ administrative responsibility that has included public library service to children in its scope.
2014 - Winner(s)