Meet Your Librarians

My name is Jamie and I am one of the Children's/Teen Librarians.  I work for the Raisin Vine Cluster, which serves Gillis, Selma, Fowler, Kingsburg, Caruthers, Easton, Riverdale, and Laton.  While most of my time is spent as a children's librarian, I have been getting more opportunities to work on fun and exciting projects with teens (woohoo!).  I love to bake although I am an awful cook.  (Seriously awful, just ask me about the rice incident of 2010).  I am also a slow and steady runner and will, with fingers crossed, be able to add marathoner to the list.  I am somewhat obsessed with tiny houses and can not get enough of picture books.
I am the teen librarian for three libraries in Fresno – Pinedale, Politi, and Woodward Park. When I am not thinking of the greatest puns ever, I like to spend my time arguing about comic book movies, spreading the good word about sharks, and yelling out dog every time I see a dog (just to make sure the dog knows that they are a dog – and to let everyone else know that there is a dog present). I like to hold nerdy programs for my libraries – like Harry Potter Day and Tabletop gaming conventions! If you see me in the library, say hi – give me a great book recommendation – tell me the best joke you’ve ever heard! My favorite (so far) – what is the difference between a cat and a comma? One has claws at the end of their paws; the other is the pause at the end of a clause!

Tiffany P

Woodward, Pinedale, Politi


Fae is a Fresno Native and a proud Fresno State alumni, as well as a current graduate student. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Fresno State, her M.L.I.S. from San Jose State, and is currently working on her EdD in Educational leadership from Fresno State. Fae has been a staff member at Fresno County Public Library since 2016 when she started in W.O.W department. She now works as the Youth Librarian for the Central and West Fresno branches. Fae is a media fanatic and loves books, music, movies, podcast, and art. Working in a public library is a dream surrounded by all these stories is a dream come true for her and she always looking for a few suggestions for something new. When Fae isn’t wandering through the stacks looking for something new to read you can find her at Fresno Grizzlies games or exploring downtown Fresno.
Mary is fairly sure she has one of the greatest jobs in the world – working with teen library users.  She sees the library as a place to go when you aren’t sure what comes next, a place where everyone is free to explore the things that matter to them, and a place to engage with others. She’s always trying to learn new things; often with varying degrees of success.  Right now, she’s brushing up on her sewing skills and learning to play the ukulele.   Next up on the list: textile weaving, calligraphy (there are classes at Sunnyside!) and podcasting. Three fun facts about Mary: 1) She used to work in museums, where she did everything from art acquisition (adding artwork to the collection) to planning large galas. 2) She grew up in Texas. 3) She would like to visit all of the National Parks in the US; but has only made it to about sixteen so far, so she has a ways to go! Mary splits her time between Sunnyside Library, Sanger Library, Reedley Library, Orange Cove Library, Bear Mountain Library, Parlier Library and Piedra Library.  If you find yourself in one of those libraries, stop by and say hi!
Hey, I am the teen librarian for the Sierra Gateway cluster, that is Auberry, Betty Rodriguez, Big Creek, Clovis, Mosqueda, and Shaver Lake libraries. The library is an amazing place to work, and even a more amazing place to be, we are here just for teens. My job is to listen to what you want to do here at the library and make it happen, to the best of my abilities. Slime in the library, done! Life size games, done! College and Career Day, done!  Random fact about me…I love to go SCUBA diving and rappelling. Ask me about diving in black water or rappelling down a waterfall! My go to books are anything by Tamora Pierce, Sarah J. Maas, Rainbow Rowell, and of course, the Harry Potter series! Come check out some of the cool things that are happening at my libraries!
Hello! My name is Catherine and I am the Teen Librarian for the Cotton Fields Cluster which includes Fig Garden, Kerman, Mendota, San Joaquin, Tranquillity, Firebaugh, Biola and Teague libraries. I was born and raised in Selma, CA and after I graduated from high school I went to UC Santa Cruz where I received a BA in Anthropology. After working in the Monterey Bay Archaeological Archives for two years I became interested in the information science profession. I went to San Jose State University were I got my Masters in Library and Information Science. After I completed my degree I began my job search and was hired by the Fresno County Public Library. I am happy that I was able to find a job close to home and I am excited to be helping make Fresno and the surrounding areas a better place.
Annika is part of the WoW!(WithOutWalls) mobile library team, with a focus on Youth Services. She loves connecting people with the many resources available through the library. As a community librarian, she travels all over Fresno County visiting schools and talking to students, teachers, and families about library services.

Annika J

WoW


Misha is the Countywide Teen Programming Librarian. She plans things like the Summer Challenge. Misha is a huge fan of all things Disney and she has a one eyed Cat named Belle who makes her laugh constantly. Misha is originally from San Jose California, she moved to Fresno in September of 2014. Although she doesn’t particularly love the weather she loves living in Fresno and absolutely loves her job!

Misha H

Countywide Programming


It all began when Thomas started volunteering for Fresno County Public Library’s Reedley branch in 2010. Volunteering at the Library was an amazing experience, but when Thomas heard about a job opening for Library Assistant the following year, he practically leapt at the opportunity. From there, he’s had the privilege of serving local Library-goers in a variety of different capacities. Currently, Thomas is part of the behind-the-scenes team of staff that orders new books and media for the Library’s many branches. He spends much of his work time selecting titles that will help meet the recreational and informational needs of the community, and his main areas of focus are teen and kids’ books, graphic novels and manga, eBooks, and video games. He suspects that this might actually be the best of all possible jobs. When he’s not at work or writing autobiographical blurbs about himself in the third person, Thomas is (and this might fall somewhere in the region of complete shock, or maybe absolute shock) pretty big into reading! He usually gravitates toward fantasy, sci fi, comics, and Stephen King, but he’ll read just about anything. A few of his recent YA favorites include Joe Abercrombie’s Half the World and Ryan North and Erica Henderson’s run on The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.

Thomas W

Behind-the-Scenes