Lesya Westerman

Lesya Westerman

San Francisco, CA



Masters of Library Information Science
University of Washington / 2019 - 2022 (expected)

Advanced Certificate, Digital Assets & Services
San Jose State University / 2017 - 2018

Bachelors of Fine Arts, Photography
Academy of Art University / 2010 - 2014

Supplementary Courses

The Medical Book: 1300-1900
London Rare Book School / June 2019

Library Information Technology
City College of San Francisco / 2018-2019
[Introduction to Library Resources; Cataloging and Classification; Library Technical Services]

History, Identification, and Preservation of Photographic Materials
California Rare Book School / August 2017

Bookbinding & Book Repair

San Francisco Center for the Book / 2014 - Present

Paper Repair Intensive (Teaching Assistant)
Moveable Book Repair
Rebind a Paperback Book: Sewn Paperbacks
Cloth Reback (Book Repair Core)
Paper & Paste (Book Repair Core) 
Rebind a Paperback Book: Perfect Binding
Hand Spinning for Bookbinding
Boro Sampler Book
Introduction to Headbands



California Library Association
American Library Association
Special Libraries Association
Association of Library and Information Science Students (UW)


Westerman, Lesya. "A Tale of Two Cities: 48 Hours in London and Oxford." The CODEX Papers, no. 1, 2018, pp. 119-26


Felonious Folios: Books on Murder and Crime. Book Club of California, San Francisco, CA, October 29, 2018.


Remembering the Past, Looking to the Future. 8-10 February 2019, 52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair, Oakland, CA.

Assisted with exhibition design, installation, and PR. 


Membership & Operations Director
Book Club of California [San Francisco, CA]
2015 - 2019

Shape membership acquisition and renewal programs- including outreach and marketing plans- and implemented Salesforce as a CRM. Provide oversight to all special collection library activities including staff management, coordination of volunteers, fundraising, and social media, as well serve as primary support for the librarian. Assistance included copy cataloging, stacks shifting, exhibition preparation, emergency preparedness strategies, and policy drafting.   

Administration Coordinator
San Francisco Center for the Book [San Francisco, CA]
2014 - 2015

Support staff, teachers, and students through workshop registration, creation of class presentation folders, event material distribution, and studio organization & upkeep. Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers for largest steamroller printmaking festival on the West coast. Provided gallery and studio tours. 

Digital Archiving Intern
Fraenkel Gallery [San Francisco, CA]

Handle original prints for scanning and organizing into gallery database, followed by retouching of image scans to maintain integrity of original photographs for web and print publication. Consolidate and organize high- and low-res image databases. Locate, pull, and store prints for exhibitions and gallery tours.  


American Printing History Association, Northern California Chapter
2018 - 2019

Studio Maintenance & Events Volunteer; Library Consultant
San Francisco Center for the Book
2015 - present

Cataloging & Technical Services Volunteer
Book Club of California
2019 - present

Book Sale Volunteer
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
2018 - present

Using Format