Deputy County Librarian, Alameda County Library
Deb Sica, MFA, MLIS, has been in research, education and libraries since 1993. She is a graduate of the University of Buffalo, Naropa University and San José State University. She has been an archivist, an academic and a public library administrator in both the Texas Gulf Coast and San Francisco Bay Area. She spent the last decades in public libraries working to transform dated, discordant policy into socially just, fully inclusive practice. Sica has been politically active for more than 30 years and continues the fight for equity, diversity and inclusion in libraries and in life. She serves in both PLA and ALA in various roles supporting LGBTQIA+ visibility and celebrates and centers intersectionality in all she does. She now serves as the Deputy County Librarian for Alameda County Library.