ACL Welcomes New Branch Managers

Alameda County Library welcomes Natalie McCall, Dawn Balestreri, Joe Stoner, and Becky Braselton in their new leadership roles as branch managers at the Albany, Castro Valley, Newark, Irvington, Niles, and Centerville Libraries. 

 

Natalie McCall, Branch Manager, Albany Library 

Natalie McCall joined Alameda County Library in 2014 as a Teen Librarian for the Albany Library. In 2016, she became Acting Branch Manager at the Albany Library. Prior to coming to Alameda County Library, Natalie worked in Adult and Children services at various Marin County Libraries. Natalie received her Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2009. The previous branch manager, Brian Edwards, was promoted to the position of Principal Librarian for the Fremont Libraries.  

 

 

Dawn Balestreri, Branch Manager, Castro Valley Library

Dawn Balestreri joined Alameda County Library in 2010 where for nearly seven years she has worked in Children’s services. Prior to coming to Alameda County Library, Dawn served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Estonia, worked in public health with San Francisco City and County, and in high tech with PeopleSoft. Dawn received her Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree at San Jose State University in 2010. Dawn succeeds Carolyn Moskovitz, who retired this year.

 

 

 

Joe Stoner, Branch Manager, Newark Library

Joe Stoner joined Alameda County Library in 2017. Prior to coming to Alameda County Library, Joe worked at Farmington NM Public Library and Las Vegas-Clark County Library District in various roles from Assistant Circulation Supervisor, District-wide Librarian, and Outreach Department Head. Joe received his Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree at the University of North Texas in 2007. 

 

 

 

Becky Braselton, Branch Manager, Irvington, Niles, and Centerville Libraries

Becky Braselton joined Alameda County Library in 2015 as a Teen Librarian for the Newark Library. Prior to coming to Alameda County Library, Becky worked at two public libraries: Hayward Public Library (HPL) and San Jose Public Library (SJPL). While at HPL she served in multiple positions that ranged from Library Page, Library Assistant, and Teen Librarian. In Becky’s role at SJPL, she conducted outreach to neighborhood preschools and elementary schools. Becky received her Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree at San Jose State University in 2013. 

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