New Roles in the Santa Clarita Valley – Aug/Sept 2018

by | Jul 23, 2018 | New Roles

Shannon Vonnegut
City Librarian
Santa Clarita City Library

Let’s give a warm welcome to our new city librarian, Shannon Vonnegut! As the main librarian, Vonnegut’s tasks entail directing other staff members and ensuring that things run smoothly for bookish guests at the library. Vonnegut is a prevalent person here in Santa Clarita Valley. “Shannon was part of the team that established Santa Clarita Public Library in 2011 and and she will be an integral part of the transition over the months ahead,” says Deputy City Manager, Darren Hernandez. She joined the library crew in 2011 as a librarian of Teen/Digital Services and continued working as the manager of Digital Services since 2015. She has worked with books for over two decades in the public library system. Vonnegut started her career here in 1996 working with the County of Los Angeles Public Library. Next time you make a visit to check out some books, don’t forget to say hello to your new librarian, Shannon Vonnegut!

Justin Wallace
Director of Educational Partnerships
Employee Training Institute,
College of the Canyons

The Santa Clarita Valley gives a warm welcome and congratulations to Justin Wallace.
As part of the Employee Training Institute Initiative College of the Canyons has employed Justin Wallace to be the Director of Educational Partnerships. His main job function will be to work as a bridge between local companies and COC. The Training Institute was in response to the growing need for skilled workers in the Santa Clarita Valley. Another priority for Wallace is to continuously inform COC of industry changes that might affect the curriculum. Wallace will be working closely with ETI partners such as Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and Valley Industry Association in order to establish rapport and build relationships within the community.

Hilda LohGuan
Library Administrator
Valencia Library

The Santa Clarita Valley and the Valencia Library welcomes our new Library Administrator, Hilda LohGuan. It was in 2001 when LohGuan began her bookish career as a Library Outreach Specialist at the County of Los Angeles Public Library. Following this position, she held the title of Community Library Manager at the Chet Holifield Branch in Montebello since 2009. She has had a positive impact on the library in which she designed programs for all ages to encourage public engagement. Another notable trait of her is that she was actively involved in specialized County Library Committees. Our community is quite thrilled to have such an amazing person at the helm of one of the few libraries in our town. Welcome Hilda LohGuan.