Dara Bradds has been a professional librarian for twenty years, and a library administrator since 2015. She has spent most of her career in public libraries and comes to Escondido from New Hampshire where she most recently served as the Assistant Director to Hooksett Public Library. Prior to that she spent time as the Head of Circulation at Manchester City Library (NH), created and served in the position of Community Services Librarian at Franklin Springboro Public Library in Ohio, served as a Reference Librarian and Trainer at the New Hampshire State Library, and started her professional career as a Reference Librarian at the Columbus Metropolitan Library (OH).
Dara has been an active member in the New Hampshire Library Association serving as a Membership Chair and a Conference Co-Chair. As a member of ALA, she completed ALA's Advocacy Bootcamp.
When not in the library, Dara spends time with her family exploring their new home state of California.