LA County Library Director Skye Patrick was recently elected to the Executive Board of the Urban Libraries Council (ULC), the premier membership association of North America’s leading public library systems.
“The ULC Executive Board provides thought leadership and guidance during a critical time for libraries and our democracy,” said ULC Board Chair Michael Sherrod. “Skye Patrick comes to the board as a proven public servant ready to lead. She brings new and positive energy to an already strong board.”
Patrick was appointed LA County Library Director on February 1, 2016. Before joining LA County Library, Patrick served as Broward County Library’s Director, helming its evolution into a 21st century library that anticipates the needs and wants of its customers and community, and serves as an active force for change.
“ULC is on the cutting edge of library innovations and Skye Patrick represents the new generation of innovative library leaders whose voice is important to be heard.” said Susan Benton, President and CEO of Urban Libraries Council.
Since joining LA County Library, Patrick has focused on removing barriers and increasing access to information and services for all Los Angeles residents, while simultaneously bringing one of the largest library systems in the United States into the digital age. Patrick’s appointment to the ULC board puts her at the forefront of industry innovations and best practices, which benefits LA County Library.
“I’m deeply honored to be elected to this role and to be part of the Executive Board. I look forward to working with this dynamic team of leaders, and supporting ULC’s mission to inspire libraries to evolve and grow,” said Skye Patrick.
About LA County Library
Founded in 1912, LA County Library is one of the largest and most innovative library systems in the US. It offers free public resources including books, music, multimedia materials, computer and internet access, as well as educational and recreational programs to 3.4 million residents through its 87 community libraries. LA County Library is dedicated to providing exceptional services to its customers by reducing any potential barriers and increasing access and equality of public services for the diverse communities it serves. For more information, visit colapublib.org.