Library Advisory Committee
The County of Santa Barbara is requesting proposals for an experienced library consultant individual, team or firm to provide library consulting services for the purpose of evaluating the current County library service delivery system, funding model and recommended improvements to the system or different service delivery models for the County to consider.
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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:
- Insure adequate library services to all the inhabitants of the County of Santa Barbara;
- Review annually the operation of the library system and this Agreement;
- Submit advisory recommendations to insure adequate service to branch libraries;
- Assure adequate exchange of information among libraries;
- Determine the level of service necessary to insure adequate library services for all the residents of the County;
- Consider site locations and building programs;
- Receive notices of reductions to the level of library services; and
- Receive citizen input regarding library-related issues and make recommendations thereon.
|County District Representatives|
|First District||Patricia Manuras|
|Second District||Claire B. VanBlaricum|
|Third District||Judith Dale|
|Fourth District||Barbara Raggio|
|Fifth District||Laura Selken|
|CSA 3||Pamela Holst|
|Santa Barbara||Patricia Saley|
|Santa Maria||Marilyn Ayers
|Santa Barbara||Jessica Cadiente|
|Santa Maria||Mary Housel|
|Board of Supervisors Representative|
|Das Williams, 1st District Supervisor|
|George Chapjian, Community Services Director|
|Natasha Garduno, Executive Assistant|
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 Barbara, Carpinteria, Montecito, Goleta, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Eastside, Los Olivos and Buellton.
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).