The City has hired a new Library Director. Franklin Escobedo started on January 6, 2020. Franklin was previously the Principal Librarian for the Coronado Public Library where he worked for the past five years. Before that, he spent several years with the Oceanside Library. A graduate of UC San Diego, Franklin has an MLS from San Jose State University. Franklin is active in a number of trade associations, most notably the Young Adult Library Services Association, where he sits on the Board of Directors.