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Public Library Directors Forum

State Librarian Susan Hildreth at opening of Public Library Directors Forum.

CSL's Library Technology Consultant Ira Bray and Library Literacy Consultant Jacquie Brinkley.

A photo montage

The Public Library Directors Forum on May 17 through 19 in San Diego’s Wyndham at Emerald Plaza Hotel drew 200 attendees including public library directors, California Library Services Act (CLSA) coordinators, speakers, and California State Library staff. 

State Librarian of California Susan Hildreth says the forum, which included a day devoted to “Library as Place,” and a “Customer Service Walkabout” in downtown San Diego, was “a resounding success.”  “It is tremendously productive,” Hildreth says, “to have California's library leaders gather and share ideas about reinventing our state’s public libraries.”


Attendees enjoy lunch during the Public Library Directors Forum.

Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum, creators of the "Unshelved" comic strip, 
entertain forum attendees.

Above: Gene Ambaum of "Unshelved" performs.

Above right: CSL Library Development Services Chief Tom Andersen and Susan Hildreth.

At right: Valerie Reinke, CSL library programs consultant. 


Library Director of the San Diego Public Library Anna Tatár speaks with San Diego County Library Director Jose Aponte.

Susan Hildreth and Tom Andersen confer with city of Santa Maria City Librarian Francisco Pinneli.

City of Benicia Public Library Director Diane Smikahl on "Customer Service Walkabout" in downtown San Diego.

Smikahl and Placer County Library Director Mark Parker on "Walkabout".

Fresno County Librarian Karen Bosch Cobb and Monterey County Library Director Bob McElroy explore San Diego retail outlet on "Walkabout".






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