LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Martin Gomez as City Librarian. Gomez will assume the post of Vice Dean of the University of Southern California Libraries on April 2, 2012.

“Over the past three years, Mr. Gómez’s service to the Los Angeles Public Library has been outstanding.

Working with my office and the City Council, his leadership helped galvanize support for the passage of Measure L last year. His inclusive management style and vision have forged a new direction for the library that will benefit our residents and communities for many years to come.

The City of Los Angeles is grateful for his service and I wish him success as the Vice Dean of Libraries at USC.”