Meet Goleta Valley Library’s New Supervising Librarian

Next time you’re at the Goleta Valley Library, make sure to stop by and congratulate Elizabeth Saucedo on her recent promotion to Supervising Librarian for the Goleta Valley Library, a well-deserved new role for her.

Elizabeth had been serving in an interim capacity since late February 2023 and previously served as interim Supervising Librarian in early 2022. Elizabeth has been with the library for five years as our superstar Children’s Librarian. Elizabeth led and collaborated on many of the library’s popular programs including the annual Summer and Winter Reading Programs, classroom field trips for local schools, and Stuffed Animal Sleepovers. She also led the effort for the library’s recent new website refresh. Our younger patrons will recognize her as the previous storyteller for the popular Baby & Me Storytime. 

Jaime Valdez, the City’s Neighborhood Services Director, shared “The City is absolutely thrilled to have Elizabeth serve as the new Supervising Librarian at the Goleta Valley Library. Her remarkable commitment to customer service, supporting and developing staff, as well as her overall knowledgeable and thoughtful approach to Library operations has and will continue to benefit our community.”  

In her new position, Elizabeth will be responsible for overseeing staff, programs and events, operations, and general services at the Goleta Valley Library. Elizabeth will build upon the established positive organizational culture at the library and will provide the best public library services for our entire Goleta community.

Elizabeth said, “Goleta Valley Library is a very special place that has something for every member of our community. It’s a privilege to serve our wonderful and supportive patrons of all ages, and to work alongside such dedicated and enthusiastic staff. I am excited to be a part of leading the next chapter in our library’s incredible story.”

The City of Goleta is now looking to fill the vacated role of Children’s Librarian and is seeking applicants. This essential role will oversee youth programming and services at Goleta Valley Library. The ideal candidate will be a community-oriented, collaborative team player who is enthusiastic about connecting children, teens, and families with high-quality library resources and is eager to foster an environment of exploration and enrichment at Goleta Valley Library. For more information and how to apply, please visit: