Cathy Saldin and Kristi D’Arco at the County of Los Angeles Public Library office.
This week we’re featuring the County of Los Angeles Public Library in our Librarian Q&A series from my trip on the West Coast. I met with Kristi D’Arco and Cathy Saldin at their administrative buildings, and we talked about how they discover books, the recommended reading lists they’re proud to put together for patrons, and why their library system is unique.
Claire: Tell me about your role at the County of Los Angeles Public Library.
Kristi: I am a materials selector for ebooks, audio books, serials, travel, graphic novels, special collections, and replacements (such as classics).
Cathy: I am a selector for adult and teen fiction, all large print books, and mass market paperbacks. We both make recommended lists and staff picks for patrons that can be found on our website.
Claire: What is unique about the County of Los Angeles Public Library?
Cathy: Our library system is unique because it covers such varied geography. We have community libraries that range from small to large and can be found in the mountains, near beaches, in horse country, in agricultural areas, and urban settings.
Kristi: All of our branches focus on providing excellent customer service …read more

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