Ashley Kagan has created numerous innovative programs that have engaged and enriched her community in her role as an Adult Services Librarian focusing on community programming and outreach with Palos Verdes Library District. She is a Eureka! Leadership Program Fellow and the 2015 Beatty Award Committee Chair and has presented at the California Library Association and Public Library Association conferences. Working in libraries since 2001, Ashley is passionate about the special role that libraries and library staff can play in developing community. Ashley completed her MLIS at UCLA in 2008.