The Albany Library is pleased to announce that Dan Hess has been selected as the new children’s librarian.
Dan has worked at the Albany Library for the past three years as part of the team that has provided library services to children. He is the impresario for all the special summer family events, including the now annual Albany Talent Show which has been featured on Albany Patch and YouTube. With funding from the Friends of the Albany Library, Dan produced last year’s Puppet Festival featuring some of the Bay Area’s best puppeteers. Dan has worked closely with the Albany schools and the Alameda County Arts Commission and is the curator of wonderful student art that is displayed throughout the library. Dan is the online voice of the Albany Library through our blog and Facebook page. Dan is also well known to people, young and old, who come to the library and receive wonderful help from him at the Library’s reference desk.
Always at home in libraries, Dan held student jobs at his hometown and college libraries. He has worked for Alameda County Library since 1992. Before coming to Albany, Dan provided library services to inmates at County Jails as part of Extension Services and worked with the Bookmobile’s Hot Wheels Program, which brings books and storytimes to home daycare centers in the southern part of the County. Dan earned his Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in 2010.
We are excited that Dan will now be able to devote his professional skills and creativity to provide library service to the children of Albany.
Albany Library Manager