Diane Adams

 
Library Board of Trustees


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 1980s 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 to 2003 and International Programs from 2003 to 2009. Diane volunteered as a tutor with the Woodland Literacy Program in the 1990s. 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 (Fiscal Year 2011-2012) 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 and 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 

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