Library Director Finalists Named, Will Face Public Saturday

By Judith Scherr
Friday November 17, 2006

Four finalists have been named for the position of Berkeley’s director of Library Services, according to a Berkeley Public Library press statement. 

The finalists are Gerry Garzón, deputy director at the Oakland Public Library; Donna Corbeil, deputy director at the Solano County Library; Valerie G. Gross, director of the Howard County Library, Maryland; and Rivkah K. Sass, director of the Omaha Public Library, Nebraska 

Closed-session interviews by the Board of Library Trustees, library staff and community leaders began Thursday and continue today (Tuesday) and Wednesday. 

A public forum will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. in the Story Room, 4th floor, Central Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge Street. The finalists will each address the community meeting for 45 minutes. The audience will have an opportunity to engage the candidates in discussion. Forms will be available for library staff and the public to comment on their interactions with the candidates.