Library Advisory Committee

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The Board of Supervisors has by appointment created a Library Advisory Committee. The term of office of each member of the Advisory Committee shall run concurrently with the term of the Library Agreement, or until discharged at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors. Each contracting city, namely Santa Maria, Lompoc, and Santa Barbara, shall nominate one member for appointment by the Board of Supervisors. In addition, the Cities of Carpinteria, Buellton, Guadalupe, Solvang, and Goleta, in recognition of their significant contributions to free library service within the County, may nominate one member for appointment by the Board of Supervisors, and the County Supervisor of each supervisorial district shall appoint one member. In recognition of County Service Area 3's significant contributions to free library service, the County Board of Supervisors shall appoint one member from the residents of County Service Area 3. The Supervisors shall further appoint one member of its Board, or a designee, to chair the Library Advisory Committee. 

The Library Advisory Committee shall meet at least quarterly to review services and operations, and to make advisory recommendations to the Board of Supervisors as follows: 

  1. Insure adequate library services to all the inhabitants of the County of Santa Barbara; 
  2. Review annually the operation of the library system and this Agreement; 
  3. Submit advisory recommendations to insure adequate service to branch libraries; 
  4. Assure adequate exchange of information among libraries; 
  5. Determine the level of service necessary to insure adequate library services for all the residents of the County; 
  6. Consider site locations and building programs; 
  7. Receive notices of reductions to the level of library services; and 
  8. Receive citizen input regarding library-related issues and make recommendations thereon. 

Members

County District Representatives
First District  Patricia Manuras  
Second District  Claire B. VanBlaricum 
Third District  Judith Dale
Fourth District  Barbara Raggio 
Fifth District  Laura Selken
City Representatives
Buellton  Dan Baumann
Carpinteria  Gaby Edwards
CSA 3   Pamela Holst 
Goleta  Patricia Kistler
Guadalupe  Amelia Villgas
Lompoc  Alice Down
Santa Barbara   Patricia Saley
Santa Maria      Marilyn Ayers
Solvang  Shirley Stacy 
Library Directors
Lompoc  Sarah Bleyl
Santa Barbara  Jessica Cadiente
Santa Maria  Mary Housel
Board of Supervisors Representative
Das Williams, 1st District Supervisor 
County Staff
George Chapjian, Community Services Director
Natasha Garduno, Executive Assistant 

 

Meetings


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2017

March 15, 2017 Meeting Packet
April 12, 2017 Meeting Packet
September 20, 2017 Meeting Packet
December 13, 2017 Meeting Packet

Library Services

Library services in the County are provided via the Cities' main libraries and various branch locations as a way to efficiently use existing facilities and prevent the creation of County-operated duplicate establishments.  The library service Cities are grouped into three zones as follows:  

Zone 1:   Santa Barbara.  Services provided to the cities and unincorporated areas located within or in close proximity to  Santa BarbaraCarpinteriaMontecitoGoletaSolvangSanta YnezEastsideLos Olivos and Buellton.  

Zone 2:   Lompoc.  Services provided to the cities and unincorporated areas located within or in close proximity to  Lompoc, and  Vandenberg Village.  

Zone 3:   Santa Maria.  Services provided to the cities and unincorporated areas located within or in close proximity to  CuyamaGuadalupeOrcutt and  Santa Maria.  

The County's contribution to library services for each zone is based on the population of the cities and unincorporated areas within the respective zone as certified January 1st of the prior fiscal year (FY 2011-2012) by the California State Library Public Library Fund (PLF). 

Library Zones Map