As a municipal library in the State of California, the Woodland Public Library is governed under the State Education Code (Title 1, Division 1, Part 11, Chapter 5, Articles 1-4, Sections 18900-18965): "The public library shall be managed by a board of library trustees, consisting of five members, to be appointed by the mayor... with the consent of the legislative body of the municipality."
Library Board members serve terms of three years and are appointed by the Mayor with consent of the City Council. Meetings are usually held twice a month (on the first and third Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.) in the Leake Conference Room of the Woodland Public Library, located at 250 First Street in Woodland. Changes to the normal schedule are reflected in the Board minutes to accommodate holidays, summer schedules, etc. but in all cases comply with The Education Code requirement of at least one meeting a month.
According to the Woodland Municipal Code (as adopted from the State Education Code), the Board is responsible for making and enforcing "all rules, regulations and bylaws necessary for the administration, government, and protection of the libraries under its management, and all property belonging thereto." The Board also hires, evaluates, and sets compensation for the Library Services Director. Board members are active in advocating for library support at both the local and state levels. Anyone interested in service on the Library Board is invited to contact Library Services Director Greta Galindo (661-5980) or City Clerk Ana Gonzalez (661-5805).
Library Board Agenda and Packet
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LIBRARY BOARD MEMBERS
George (Bud) Goding, President (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am retired from UC Davis after 33 years as a clinical laboratory scientist. I have lived in Woodland for 36 years and raised my family here. My sons are graduates of Woodland High and UC Davis and both work locally. I currently have 3 grandchildren. My wife, Kathleen, spent her career as a primary teacher with Woodland Joint Unified and is also now retired. I enjoy outdoor sports and am an avid hunter and fisherman. I participated in high school and a college sport, coached and officiated for many years in local youth baseball, and was a founding member of the Roy Hobbs Baseball League here in Woodland. I am a firm believer in education at all levels and in lifelong self-education. I believe free libraries are essential to democracy by providing information and knowledge to everyone. Woodland Public Library has served the citizens of this city for many years and enjoys enormous popular community support. My goal as a board member is and has been to provide the best service possible to our patrons and community.
Kathy Harryman, Secretary (email: email@example.com)
My name is Kathy Harryman and I moved to Woodland in 1975. I am married and have three grown children, all married, and with children. Both my husband and myself are retired. I worked for both the Sacramento Catholic Diocese and Woodland Joint Unified School District. I was fortunate to teach at Plainfield Elementary, Douglass Junior High and Woodland High School. I also worked in the District Office on various assignments. Libraries have always been an important part of my life. As a child, we did not have the opportunity to have print materials in our home. So, my mother would take both my brother and myself to our local library. I was always fascinated by the number of books on the shelves. As a teacher, I was instrumental in supporting our local school libraries. I was President of the Friends of our library for five years. During that time, we cleaned up current book sale space, had shelves built to hold more books, hired painters to enhance the library, purchased chairs for the building, and worked on replanting the courtyard. My goal is to support the library in any way that I can.
My goals are to see the Leake Room opened again for public use, and have hours restored to the library schedule.
Keith Quigley, Liaison to the Friends of the Library (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Keith graduated from Woodland High School in 1986, after which he attended American River College and the Skills Business Center in Sacramento. Keith holds multiple certifications in Medical Billing and Coding in addition to having a teaching credential in his area of expertise. Keith currently works for TPMG Regional Operations as a Clinical Data Integrity Consultant in charge of operations for the Data Quality Training team Quality Assurance program.
Diane Adams (email: email@example.com)
Diane moved to Yolo County from the Bay Area in 1984. She and her husband purchased a “fixer-upper” Victorian in Woodland in 1986 and raised their twin daughters there while renovating their historic home. She served the community in several capacities throughout the 1980’s to the present, including the Boards of Directors of Yolo County NOW, Yolo County ACLU, Y-ME Breast Cancer Organization, the UC Davis Forum on Disabilities and the Friends of the Woodland Public Library .Diane holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Studies from San Francisco State University. She retired from UC Davis in 2009 after working 25 years as a manager in Student Affairs from 1984-2003 and International Programs from 2003-2009. Diane volunteered as a tutor with the Woodland Literacy Program in the 1990’s. In 2008, she joined the first group of tutors who launched the Yolo Reads literacy program at the Yolo County Juvenile Detention Center, where she tutored incarcerated youth for two years. She currently tutors adult learners at the Woodland Public Library through the Yolo Reads Literacy Program. While serving on the Friends of the Library Board, Diane co-authored a First Five Yolo Children and Families Commission community grant (FY 2011-12) to initiate the Books for Babies childhood literacy project in partnership with the Peterson Clinic in Woodland. In 2012, Diane participated in “Turning the Page”, a six-week library advocacy training webinar sponsored by the American Library Association and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She was active in the successful 2010 “Yes on Measure V” campaign to raise funds for the Woodland Public Library to offset draconian cuts to the budget which would drastically reduce library hours. Diane has an ethos of community service and a passion for literacy and free access to information and is proud to have the opportunity to serve the community as a Trustee of the Woodland Public Library. “Access to knowledge is the superb, the supreme act of truly great civilizations. Of all the institutions that purport to do this, free libraries stand virtually alone in accomplishing this mission.” Toni Morrison
Karen Shepard (email:firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have lived in Woodland since 1975. Both my children attended elementary and high school here. I have Master’s degrees in Social Work and Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). Currently I teach ESL at Woodland Community College. I have also taught at UCD Extension’s International English Program and developed English language teaching curriculum for non-native nurses recruited to work in Sacramento region hospitals. In the past, I served on the Yolo Hospice and the Food Bank of Yolo County’s Board of Directors. I currently serve on the board of Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network (YIIN) and am the organization’s treasurer. As a YIIN member, I also oversee the summer ESL program for residents of Madison Migrant Center and the neighboring communities of Esparto and the Capay Valley. I served four years on the Friends of the Library Board (FOL). In that capacity, I was first a member at large and then the organization’s secretary. I co-chaired the silent auction at the FOL Mystery Night for three years. While on the FOL board, I co-authored a grant proposal to First 5 Yolo Children and Families Commission to fund Books for Babies, an early literacy development project. Communicare’s Peterson Clinic in Woodland was selected to coordinate the program and FOL provided grant oversight. This proved to be a rewarding and relevant partnership between FOL and a community healthcare organization. I have been an active library patron since age five when I received my first library card. I consider it an honor to have been selected as a City of Woodland Library Board Trustee to assist in providing oversight to an institution which provides exceptional services to the Woodland community.