City Librarian Appointed
The Library Board of Trustees of the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library announced the appointment of Barbara Morrow Williams as the new City Librarian effective January 4, 2010. The City Librarian is responsible for the ad ministration and operation of the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library, which includes directing the activities of seven divisions and all library personnel. Dr. Morrow Williams brings over 20 years of leadership and management experience in libraries and not-for-profit organizations.
”I am delighted that Barbara has agreed to take on the role as City Librarian in Monterey Park,” said Chairperson Doris Lau, ”Barbara’s qualifications demonstrate exceptional leadership and I am confident she will continue the tradition of excellence as the City Librarian.”
From January 2008 to present, Dr. Morrow Williams served as Community Librarian of the City of Saratoga Community Library in the Santa Clara County Public Library System where her achievements included revitalizing the Teen program and working with the Friends of the Saratoga Libraries to renovate the Library’s Teen area, establishing English Conversation groups, and collaborating with the local community college to present a series of public programs for job seekers. Under her leadership, Saratoga Children’s librarians won the Santa Clara County Executive’s Diversity in Achievement Award for their innovative multicultural programs.
”The public library has a critical role in the community as partner with local businesses, cultural organizations, and educational Institutions to sustain the social capital of communities. I look forward to working with these partners in Monterey Park” said Dr. Morrow Williams.
Dr. Morrow Williams has served on many professional and community organizations throughout her career. A graduate of Mills College in Oakland, California, Dr. Morrow Williams holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis from the from the University of Missouri College of Education, a Certificate in Organizational Change from the University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs, and a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science from UC Berkeley. She also holds a Juris Doctorate from Lewis & Clark College’s Northwestern School of Law in Portland, Oregon.