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first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 5 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Cathy Billings, the City’s associate library director since 2017, has been named as the acting library director following the retirement of longtime director Steve Fjeldsted.Billings will oversee all library operations and staff while a search is conducted for a permanent director, said City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe.“We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Cathy’s experience and skill in the associate role, who can step in and provide a seamless transition for our Library department,” DeWolfe said.Billings has more than 30 years of experience in library science. Prior to joining the South Pasadena team, she served as Senior Library, Arts & Culture Supervisor for the City of Glendale’s art and music library, the Brand Library & Art Center.Billings holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington. Her career has included stints at a nuclear research facility library in Switzerland, the New York-based Center for Fiction, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.“Getting to know the South Pas community has been wonderful, and seeing how the citizens support and love their library confirms what a good decision it was to join the team here,” Billings said. “Working with such dedicated colleagues to implement recommendations from the Library Operations study has been an exciting and rewarding challenge.”In her time as associate director, Billings helped implement significant improvements to the South Pasadena Library, including an upgraded public catalog interface, a Facebook page, automated email due-date reminders, new Summer Reading Program software, a new public service desk and new public computer workstations, and a self-check kiosk.Fjeldsted, who has served as the City Library Director since 2006, retired June 27. Community News Make a comment Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe More Cool Stuff Community Newscenter_img HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday People Cathy Billings Named Acting South Pasadena Library Director Published on Monday, July 1, 2019 | 11:06 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more