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File #: 21-1428    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Department Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/28/2021 In control: Board of Library Trustees
On agenda: 10/4/2021 Final action:
Title: Introduction of New City Librarian and Overview of Board Priorities
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REPORT TO BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES

SUBJECT

Title

Introduction of New City Librarian and Overview of Board Priorities

 

Report

COUNCIL PILLAR

Enhance Community Engagement and Transparency

 

BACKGROUND

On July 19, 2021, City Manager Deanna Santana presented Patty Wong to the Board of Library Trustees as her recommended candidate to serve as the new City Librarian. Pursuant to the City Charter, the Board of Library Trustees (“Board”) was given an opportunity to interview Ms. Wong during that meeting. After deliberation, the Board unanimously approved the recommended hire of Ms. Wong as the new City Librarian. City Librarian Wong begins her position on October 4, 2021.

 

DISCUSSION

The purpose of this item is to formally introduce Ms. Wong as the City Librarian and staff liaison to the Board. In addition, this item will be an opportunity for the Board to introduce themselves to Ms. Wong and share their interests and priorities as individual members of the Board.

 

PUBLIC CONTACT

Public contact was made by posting the Council agenda on the City’s official-notice bulletin board outside City Hall Council Chambers. A complete agenda packet is available on the City’s website and in the City Clerk’s Office at least 72 hours prior to a Regular Meeting and 24 hours prior to a Special Meeting. A hard copy of any agenda report may be requested by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at (408) 615-2220, email clerk@santaclaraca.gov <mailto:clerk@santaclaraca.gov> or at the public information desk at any City of Santa Clara public library.

 

RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation

No recommendation for this item.

 

Staff

Reviewed by: Justin Wasterlain, Management Analyst

Approved by: Cynthia Bojorquez, Assistant City Manager, Acting City Librarian