2010 Eureka! Leadership Institute: Christina Moretta
I think I have the best job at the San Francisco Public Library! As librarian / archivist / photo curator in the San Francisco History Center – the archives of the City & County of San Francisco, I oversee a collection of approximately two million visual materials. I process photo collections, select photographs to be digitized, assist researchers with navigating the collection and work with authors and filmmakers with copyright and permissions. I think one of my rewarding moments is seeing my name in print in author's acknowledgements.
I have a "library-page-to-librarian" story with San Francisco Public Library. I began as a page at the Noe Valley Branch and was promoted to library assistant. I reassigned to the San Francisco History Center and pursued a Master's degree in Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. I began my professional career as a librarian in Information Services at the Main Library, and an archivist at the California Historical Society. I liked the split between public librarianship and archival work. Continuing my interest in public history, I obtained a Master of Arts degree, in history from San Francisco State University. Three years ago, I began my position as Photo Curator in the San Francisco History Center. I like to keep current with the historiography as well as being active member in the Society of California Archivists and Society of American Archivists.
At the Eureka Institute I would like to gain a perspective outside of my organization and loose some inhibitions. I would also like to learn more about myself personally as a leader and use that knowledge to hone my professional abilities.
I enjoy living in San Francisco with my teenage, native San Franciscan daughter and librarian boyfriend. As an experiential epicure enthusiast, my friends and family know that I can be counted on as a cruise director at home and abroad. I have a passion for discovery, of what to eat, drink and see in any given location.