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Michael Jimenez appointed as San Bernardino County’s new County Librarian
Michael Jimenez began his career with the San Bernardino County Library system in 2007 as a Librarian 1 in Fontana in charge of Youth Services. Earlier this week he was appointed County Librarian by the County’s Board of Supervisors.
Following his position in Fontana, Jimenez worked his way up to a library branch manager in Rialto and Hesperia. Most recently he served as the Library Regional Manager overseeing up to 25 branch libraries. He has also been responsible for the day-to-day operations of Library Administration.
Jimenez received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. He earned his master’s degree in library and information science from North Carolina Central University in Durham.
In fiscal year 2016-17 Jimenez led the library team in exceeding the summer reading sign-up performance goal while reaching an all-time circulation of 5.4 million books and materials. Jimenez is known for his leadership and passion for learning — assets to the department and communities served by the county’s vast library system. In 2015, he received San Bernardino County’s Award for Excellence for the Library department.
The San Bernardino County Library System is a network of 32 branch libraries – including Yucaipa’s library at 12040 5th St. — that serves a diverse population over the country’s largest geographic county. The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision and its literacy campaign, Vision2Read.