**Library Board of Trustees Vacancy
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
- Library Board Agenda for May 15, 2013
Library Board Packet
- Library Board Packet for May 15, 2013
*FOR PREVIOUS AGENDAS, MINUTES, AND BOARD PACKETS, PLEASE CHECK THE MEETING ARCHIVES PAGE.
LIBRARY BOARD MEMBERS
Alain Traig (email: email@example.com)
I was born in China, came to San Francisco after the end of World War II, and was raised and educated in the Bay Area. After a stint in the Air Force and further specialty training in Boston, I returned to California in the early 1970's, moving to Woodland with my wife Judy and our two daughters, to join the Woodland Clinic as a surgeon. Education, reading, and libraries have always been of great importance to our family (our daughters, Jennifer and Victoria, are both published authors), and having retired after more than a quarter-century of practice, I now have the time to be of some use to the community in this regard.
George A. "Bud" Goding (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
George was born in Caspar, Wyoming and was a 1967 graduate of Placer High School in Auburn, California. He spent two years at Sierra Junior College in Rocklin, followed by two years at the University of California, San Diego and two years at the University of Nevada, Reno. He graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. He is in his 27th year as a clinical chemist at the Vet Med Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis. He has resided in Woodland since 1977 and has been married to his wife Kathleen for 30 years. They have two sons, Jeffrey and Kevin, both graduates of Woodland High and the University of California, Davis.
"I was originally recruited to the Board by library staff urging me to apply for a vacant position. I believe free libraries are one of the foundations of our society, and after public education the best possible use of tax monies. Beyond providing books and reading material, our library serves as a focal point for community interaction and learning activities. Very few public agencies affect our community in so many positive ways as the library. The library provides literacy services, meeting places, humanities and arts events and public access computers as well as a quiet refuge for those seeking it. A well run library is much more than a warehouse for books, and I believe ours is one of the best."
Though my parents both graduated from Woodland High School, I was born in Riverside, California. My father was in the Air Force and, consequently, I was raised in a variety of places around the world. However, I have lived in Woodland longer than any other town, for almost 40 years.
I attended a Roman Catholic seminary for 12 years in Mountain View and Menlo Park in California, where I received my bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1965 and a Master of Divinity degree in 1969. I completed my education with a Master of Counseling degree from California State University at Sacramento in 1973. I have my license to practice Family and Marriage Therapy.
I am presently retired, having worked for Yolo County for 34 years, primarily in the Mental Health Department as a clinician and later as a department manager. I am married and have two adult children and three grandchildren, all living in the San Francisco Bay area.
I am an avid reader who loves books of all kinds as well as libraries. Both have always been important to me and to my family. I look forward to serving on Woodland's Library Board.
Kathy Harryman (email: email@example.com)
Emily MacDonald (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)