December 5, 2020

From Florida to California: Skye Patrick Hired to Lead Los Angeles County Library System

From  The Santa Clarita Signal:

Los Angeles County’s library system will be under new management starting next month after supervisors voted Tuesday to name a new county librarian.

Supervisors appointed Skye Patrick to serve as librarian for the sprawling county library system…

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Patrick’s appointment is effective Feb. 1, according to county documents, and her salary is set at $225,000 a year.

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For almost three years Patrick has been director of the Broward County Libraries Division in Florida…

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From the Sun-Sentinel (South Florida):

Patrick was hired [by Broward County] in 2013 from the Queens Public Library in New York.

“Please understand this was not an easy decision,” she wrote in her Dec. 28 resignation letter, “as I love my role and my contribution to Broward County.”

County Administrator Bertha Henry responded to the letter, writing that Patrick “introduced innovative programming,” expanded library hours without spending more and sought to reinforce the library system’s role in the community “as a civic and cultural center, a hub for public information and services, and an institution of literacy, innovation and lifelong learning.”

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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