New librarian comes to Valley Center
July 02, 2014Laura Zuckerman, who has been with San Diego County Library for 13 years, has been named librarian at the Valley Center branch.
A onetime elementary school teacher, she has devoted much of her career working with and developing programs and resources for children, many of who affectionately know her as "Mrs. Z."
Before coming to Valley Center, Zuckerman was coordinator of youth services at the county library branch at 4S Ranch near Rancho Bernardo. She previously was at the Poway branch for seven years, and earlier spent a year at the Cardiff and Del Mar branches.
She has carved out a reputation for curriculum development for young children, with an emphasis on early literacy, especially in the zero-to-five age group.
"The library is the perfect place for school readiness programming," she said. She brings years of experience in providing successful, entertaining, and educational programs aimed at preparing young children for school.
Her academic credentials include a master's degree in education and a master's degree in library science. Her late father, Ron, was also a librarian. No stranger to rural life, Zuckerman said she raised quarter horses and lambs as a teenager.
At Valley Center, Zuckerman succeeds Rebecca Lynn who was named librarian at Fallbrook.