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Tonya Kennon is Director of the City of Riverside Public Library. Her immediate past positions were with the County of Riverside and Tustin Unified School District where she served as County Librarian and Library Services Supervisor, respectively. Kennon is a member of the California Library Association Board of Directors and is Chair of the Inland Library System. She received her B.A. from California Baptist University and her M.L.I.S. from San Jose State University. Regarding her vocation, she says, “My career in libraries began with my desire to secure an after-school job during my senior year of high school. I landed a job as a part-time Page in my neighborhood library and witnessed first-hand the transformative power of libraries. I’ve never wanted to do anything else since.”