The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to appoint a new county librarian at the board’s first meeting of the new year.
Skye Patrick is the director of libraries for Broward County, Fla., and has “a wide range of experience in many facets of library administration and management,” according to a report from L.A. County Chief Executive Sachi A. Hamai, who is recommending Patrick for the position.
Patrick would succeed Margaret Donnellan Todd, who retired last summer after running the L.A. County libraries for many years. In total, Todd was a 37-year veteran of the city of Los Angeles and county of Los Angeles library systems.
Prior to her Florida assignment, Patrick was assistant director of the Queens Public Library in New York, where she was responsible for training staff, developing the library collection and overseeing renovations.
According to Hamai, Patrick earned her bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University and her master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh.
If the supervisors give the go-ahead, Patrick will start Feb. 1 at an annual salary of $225,000, plus relocation expenses.