After a nationwide recruitment, which stimulated much interest and many highly qualified applicants, the City is pleased to announce the selection of Steven Silveria as the City’s first Library and Information Services Director. Steven has a masters degree in Library and Information Services from UC Berkeley, has had progressively responsible management experience in several other library systems (such that he has supervised as many as 14 branches at a time), and has consulted with other outstanding libraries. In addition, Steven has developed workshops and presentations on information technology, open sourcing, and the use of technology tools in the public and not-for-profit sectors. “Pacific Grove is very fortunate to have someone of Steven’s character, experience, and knowledge being the person who will occupy and set the standard for this important position,” said City Manager Tom Frutchey.
In addition to managing the Library, Steven will be responsible for developing the capabilities of other City programs to use and manage information. Data-based decisions demand hard information on the costs and effectiveness of City programs. “This is one area in which the City can greatly improve,” said Frutchey.