Stephen Fitzgerald Will Oversee Community Library Development
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) is pleased to announce Stephen Fitzgerald has been named Deputy County Librarian of Community Library Development for SCCLD. In this role, Fitzgerald will lead the work in resuming full public services at all SCCLD libraries and continuing to develop excellent library services.
“Steve brings a calm leadership style and strong dedication to improving public library experiences,” said County Librarian Jennifer Weeks. “He knows the ins and outs of the library system, having worked at several of our Community Libraries and the Services and Support Center for over 14 years. We are fortunate to have his expertise as we move ahead in these new times.”
Fitzgerald started with SCCLD in 2007 as a Librarian at the Los Altos Library, before becoming the Supervising Librarian for Adults and Teens at the Cupertino Library. In 2014, he became the Community Librarian at Milpitas Library, and was most recently the Library Services Manager for Literacy and Learning. Fitzgerald received the Employee Excellence Award in 2016 and was instrumental in launching passport services and bringing the grant-funded Smithsonian exhibit Exploring Human Origins to Santa Clara County.
“SCCLD already offers a number of valuable and engaging programs, from family concerts to teen events to author visits, as well as crucial resources for student learning, ESL/ELL learning, and learning to read,” Fitzgerald said. “My goal is to build upon these programs and offer even more educational and entertaining opportunities to our patrons.”
Fitzgerald officially assumed his new role on Monday, April 5.