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 once a month (on the third Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm) 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 Members
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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.
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