Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

Escondido City Manager Clay Phillips announced today that Loretta McKinney has been hired as the Director of Library and Community Services. She will begin her duties on April 8, 2013.

Ms. McKinney has served as the Director of Library Services at the Murietta Public Library since 2005. Prior to that she was the Deputy City Librarian at the Escondido Public Library between 1998 and 2005.  She worked in several different library positions with the San Diego County Library between 1988 – 1998, including Principal Librarian, Manager of Library Services, and Community Libraries Director.

Ms.  McKinney holds a Master of Arts in Librarianship and Information Management from the University of Denver, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in two majors: English Literature and Spanish Language and Literature.

In making the announcement City Manager Clay Phillips noted, “Loretta brings a proven track record and extensive experience in all aspects of library and community services. We were sorry to lose her in 2005 but glad to get her back. She will be a great addition to our management team.”

Ms. McKinney’s salary will be $125,000.