JAENA RAE CABRERA (SHE/HER) is a branch manager at the San Francisco Public Library. At SFPL, Jaena conducts outreach in the community, as well as coordinates programs, events and exhibits for the branch. She is also on the Cultural Awareness Committee for SFPL, which reviews and advises on system-wide practices and policies related to culturally relevant programming, exhibits, and outreach. Jaena is also on the committee that hosts and organizes the Filipino American International Book Festival in San Francisco.
She has a Bachelor’s in journalism from San Francisco State University and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University. Before becoming a librarian, she was a web producer for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting.
Currently, Jaena is also treasurer of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association, editor-in-chief of WOC+Lib, and an editor for the journal, In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Her interests include intersectionality, diversity, and equity in LIS, mental health, and the Filipino diaspora. In her free time, she watches reruns of her favorite shows, tinkers on her blog, explores the Bay Area via hikes, and spends way too much time on libraryland Twitter (@jaenarae).