Local Librarian Receives National Honor for Work at San Francisco Library
A local librarian received a national honor Wednesday night for her work providing cooking demonstrations and other programs at the San Francisco Public Library.
Lia Kharis Hillman was one of 10 librarians who was honored with the I Love My Librarian award at a ceremony in New York City. A former chef who worked at many local restaurants, Hillman was nominated for creating garden and food education programs in library branches across the city. Her goal was to help underserved families learn the importance of cooking at home by showing how self-prepared meals lead to good health.
"This whole thing is completely blowing my mind. People really want to learn these skills, but it goes beyond that — they're astonished at how easy and accessible it all is, and how little time it takes," Hillman said.