Jessica Cadiente

Library Director

Jessica Cadiente was appointed as Library Director in February 2016. As the Library Director, she oversees library systems for both the City and County of Santa Barbara, including the following library branches: Central Santa Barbara, Eastside Santa Barbara, Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, Montecito, and Solvang. She reports to the City Administrator.

Ms. Cadiente brings over 10 years of experience working in public libraries. Prior to her appointment as Library Director, Ms. Cadiente served as the Library Services Manager. Before Santa Barbara, she served as the Library Director for the City of Lompoc, and held other management and librarian positions in Lompoc, Flagstaff (AZ), and Peoria (AZ) libraries.

Ms. Cadiente received a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a Master of Library & Information Science degree from San Jose State University.