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Member At-Large, Loudoun County Public Library Board of Trustees -- unanimously appointed by the elected Loudoun County Board of Supervisors July 2019
|Monday||09:00 - 21:00|
|Tuesday||10:00 - 21:00|
|Wednesday||10:00 - 21:00|
|Thursday||10:00 - 21:00|
|Friday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Saturday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Sunday||13:00 - 17:00|
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As a child, my local library was often my favorite after-school hangout. As an adult, I continue to have an ever-present stack of library books at my bedside and downloaded to my phone, waiting to take me on my next adventure. And as a parent, I've ensured that my children (now teens thru adults) have grown up with the same attachment to our Loudoun Library system and its place in our lives. Additionally, having served over 5,000 Loudoun County youth as volunteer Chair of our county's Boy Scouts of America (BSA), as well as Cub Scout Day Camp Director, has also provided me with experience leading youth via the many other approaches to learning that are well-aligned with the services our library system currently provides to patrons. I have served as a volunteer in many organizations for the past 25+ years, including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, education, interfaith, environmental advocacy, and numerous civic engagement initiatives in Loudoun County and Fairfax County, as well as in the greater DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas.
That said, I believe it's my experience serving as a member of the Purcellville Library Advisory Board (PLAB) that has best positioned me to serve as a member of the Library Board of Trustees and, in particular, to bridge the Trustees' and advisory boards'/friends groups' experiences. During my tenure as president of PLAB for four years, I represented our branch to the Library Board of Trustees, presented annual reports on the Purcellville Library at the Trustees' meetings, and attended workgroup meetings called by the Trustees for presidents of branch advisory boards/friends groups. As a result, I have experience collaborating with Trustees and am familiar with the work of the Loudoun County Library Board of Trustees. Having led the PLAB allowed me to be attuned to individual branch needs, while interacting with the Board of Trustees allowed me to experience how Trustees' efforts and advisory boards'/friends groups' efforts complement each other.
I believe having these two perspectives has uniquely positioned me to work in tandem with fellow Trustees and with advisory boards/friends so as to provide the library patrons we serve with the resources, events, and spaces to further knowledge and exploration. I also believe that my experiences managing development, budgets, and investment decisions as president of PLAB and for our BSA Loudoun district have provided me with a firm understanding of fiduciary responsibility and the leadership required to prioritize it.
Finally, with the role of libraries evolving quickly in recent years, I anticipate that we will continue to see expansion of the ways that our library system serves our community. I am humbled and honored with the opportunity to contribute to the visioning and implementation of these new and innovative approaches in service to my fellow Loudouners.