"Who's our mayor?" queried library spokeswoman Michelle Jeffers. Oh, Michelle. You thought you were working for city librarian Luis Herrera. But the real mayor is Kanako Kunieda -- at least at the main branch. Yet you have mayors in the provinces as well. The top man at the Harvey Milk library is Daniel Owen (this is your humble narrator's "home" library; do I owe Owen my allegiance?) The mayor of the Mission library, meanwhile, is Josh Herbach -- who appears to have a photo of a squirrel in his profile. Hey, what happens in La Mission stays in La Mission. You can ascertain who the mayor of your home library is here.
Beyond the sheer joy of being mayor of, say, the Western Addition library -- that'd be you, Paul Lewis -- there's no material reward. Jeffers doesn't even know what they've got that you could have. Free books? That's already there. Free Wi-Fi? The same.
"You don't get to skip the line on the computers," she says.
Apparently, at the libraries, they don't embrace the strong mayor system. Can you become a city manager on Foursquare?