Meet your Librarian

Meet Seng Lovan, Community Library Manager at Danville

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Working in a library is something Seng Lovan finds exciting and challenging. She enjoys the connection and engagement she finds with members of her community and that being a librarian is a multi-dimensional profession that goes far beyond the service desk.

Seng is the senior community library manager at the Danville Library. She has been with the Contra Costa Library system for 12 years and has also served as the teen services and adult services librarian at Danville.

“I can’t believe it has been 12 years,” she says. “Time really does fly when you’re having fun and enjoy the work you do.”

When she isn’t in the library, Seng enjoys exploring California with her husband. They especially enjoy hiking and have visited all the National Parks in the state and some in other states. Their most recent trip took them to Zion, Bryce and Capital Reef National Parks in Utah.

“My husband and I are from the Midwest so we love exploring all the wonderful sights, delicious restaurants and amazing scenes nearby,” she says. “We’re so grateful to call the Bay Area home where there is so much breathtaking beauty, energy and community.”

When it comes to books Seng says there are many she can list as all-time favorites, but two that really speak to her and her family history. Seng’s parents are both immigrants and she says they worked very hard to provide her family with more opportunities. It is this part of her history that makes the books, “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair and “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith, special to her.