We are a team of librarians in Santa Clara, California, and we are passionate about bringing authors into libraries


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Paul Sims

Assistant City Libraruan, Santa Clara City Library

Paul Sims is the Assistant City Librarian at Santa Clara City Library. Before joining Santa Clara City, he was proud to oversee Adult & Virtual Services at Mountain View Public Library, where he implemented pop-up makerspaces and a renaissance of participatory programming.  He is a graduate of the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, where he was also fortunate to have worked as lecturer, teaching technology and web design.


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Kelly Quinn Chiu

Librarian, Santa Clara City Library

Kelly Chiu is a children's librarian at Santa Clara City Library.  Before graduating from the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, she spent several years as an assistant editor at Tor Books in New York, where she was fortunate to work with many amazing authors and editors. Kelly is excited to bring her publishing industry experience to The Library Talks, and is passionate about connecting authors with readers and readers with books. 

You can contact Paul and Kelly at thelibrarytalks@gmail.com