Steve Fjeldsted has been the City Librarian for South Pasadena for more than 8 years. He graduated from San Jose State with a Master’s in Library Science in 1980 and is one of the few to have ever served as a Library Director in Southern, Central, and Northern California. He was accorded the Mayor’s Image Award by the City of South Pasadena in 2010.
In addition, Steve is co-editor and contributor, along with nationally-known poets Molly Fisk and Steve Sanfield, of the 2007 anthology “Open to All: What the Library Means to Me.” Fjeldsted is on the Advisory Committee of the California Chapter of Poets & Writers, Inc. and has served on the Literature Alive! Board. As a Library Director, Steve has spearheaded projects to honor Ray Bradbury, John Steinbeck, and Jack London, as well as South Pasadena’s William Holden, Joel McCrea, and Nelbert Chouinard. In all, he has coordinated and publicized more than 200 well-attended major events for the South Pasadena Public Library.