Keynote Speech by ALA President Patty Wong
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Patty Wong is the President of the American Library Association. Currently, Wong is the City Librarian for the Santa Monica Public Library, in service since March 2017. In her 34-year career she has held positions throughout California: Yolo County Library, Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, Oakland Public Library and Berkeley Public Library, and Oakland Unified School District and was a bookseller during her student life. Her work in managing change, equity and diversity, youth development, developing joint ventures and collaborations between public libraries and community agencies, and fundraising has been published in a number of journals, conference proceedings and edited collections.