Alameda County Library welcomes Deb Sica in her new leadership role as Deputy County Librarian.
Deb Sica has worked in the fields of research and education for the past twenty years in Colorado, Texas, and the San Francisco Bay Area. She served as Principal Librarian of The Learning Group at Alameda County Library (ACL) from 2014-2016, and as Branch Manager of the Albany Library from 2013-2014. During her tenure at ACL, she led the development of The Learning Group, cultivated numerous community partnerships, and championed the implementation of innovative technology.
Deb has led teams of staff at a variety of different library systems. Most recently, she served as Regional Manager for the Vallejo Libraries at Solano County Library. Prior to working at ACL, she served as Branch Librarian and Co-Director at Harris County Public Library (HCPL) in Houston, Texas.
Nationally, Deb has worked with the American Library Association (ALA) in various capacities supporting equity & diversity in public services and in library staff development. She chaired the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table and is part of the ALA Presidential Advisory Committee. Recently, Deb has been selected to be part of a national cohort for the Public Library Association's Leadership Academy allowing national leaders to imagine future trajectories that will strengthen public libraries nationwide.
Deb holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, and a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from San Jose State University.
“We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Deb Sica as our new Deputy County Librarian. Her strong leadership, commitment to inclusion, and focus on data driven decision-making will be a huge asset to Alameda County Library,” said Cindy Chadwick, County Librarian.