The Orange County Public Library (OCPL) has announced the promotion of Julie Fredericksen, Branch Manager for the Rancho Santa Margarita Library, to the position of Programs Administrator effective Friday, April 7, 2000.
In her new position, Fredericksen will oversee management of OCPL's Children's Services and Community Relations departments. She replaces Lynn Eisenhut, who was recently promoted to South Regional Manager for OCPL.
Fredericksen received her B.A. in English from UC Irvine, and her Master's degree in Library Science from San Jose State University. After working as a library page, and later, Children's Librarian for the Santa Ana Public Library, she joined OCPL in 1993 as a Children's Specialist for the San Clemente Branch, later becoming branch manager for Stanton, La Habra, and Rancho Santa Margarita libraries.
County Librarian John Adams notes, "Julie is an outstanding librarian and a valuable member of our organization. We are confident she will continue to provide our communities with the excellent children's library services they now enjoy."
Fredericksen says she is excited about her new position. "I'm really looking forward to getting back into children's services, working with the Children's Librarians as well as the library programs. I plan to promote the young adult library programs more actively throughout the Orange County system," she noted.
Fredericksen enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, and dining, and makes her home in Corona with her husband Doug.