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Library Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of Washoe County Library System is appointed by the Washoe County Commissioners in accordance with NRS 379.022, and is responsible for governing the operations of Washoe County Library System. The Library Board appoints the Library Director and evaluates his or her performance, helps set Library goals and objectives, approves policies, monitors the Library's finances, evaluates the Library's overall effectiveness, and advocates for the Library in the community.

Derek Wilson, Chair

Derek Wilson, Vice-Chair Derek Wilson is a founding partner of Rubicon Design Group, a land use and urban planning firm located in Reno.  Derek served on the Citizens' Advisory Committee on the Future of the Washoe County Library System where he focused on existing and future library facilities.  He and his wife are pleased to see their young daughter learning to enjoy the library as much as they do.  Derek has a Masters Degree in Economics from Stanford University.

Wendy Alderman, Vice-Chair

Wendy Alderman Wendy Alderman relocated to Northern Nevada 25 years ago to start-up a manufacturing facility, and she had a library card even before her home had a refrigerator!  Wendy has served on the board of the Friends of Washoe County Library and is committed to the library remaining a vibrant and accessible resource for our community.  Balancing resources and community needs in areas such as collection development, electronic and digital resources and operating hours are some of the opportunities facing our library system. Wendy has an MBA in Marketing from Northwestern University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.  She has over 25 years of experience in product design, manufacturing and business development, in diverse industries.  She is married and has three grown children.

Zanny Marsh

Zanny Marsh Zanny Marsh is the Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Northern Nevada, where she provides leadership for 4 offices in Elko, Winnemucca, Reno, and Inline Village and works alongside more than 150 volunteers. As an active community volunteer, Zanny is a Trustee for KNPB and she serves on the Board of Directors for Cultural Arts Nevada. She is past Chairman of Seniors in Service, which sponsors Foster Grandparents and Senior Companion Programs, and is a past president of Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT), the only community indicator organization in northern Nevada. Zanny holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a master’s in Justice Management. She was appointed Faculty Emeritus from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she co-developed and teaches a graduate course in UNR’s School of Social Justice and Research Studies.

Sara Sattler

Sara Sattler Sara Sattler, a Washoe County School District teacher, is the mother of two young boys and has been happily married for twelve years.  A member of many Washoe County School committees and panels, Sara serves as an active leader within her church and volunteers in her child's classroom. She is an avid patron of the Washoe County Library System and is passionate in her belief that public libraries play an important role in society and serve as a lifeline for many in the community. It is her opinion that access to free literature, technology, public services, and entertainment is vital to fostering education and intellectual freedom.

Jean Stoess 

Jean Stoess became familiar with Washoe County Library System when she and her three pre-school children read their way around the circular room in the Downtown Reno Library. In 1977, Jean became the first woman to serve on the Washoe County Commission. She also served on boards of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the Regional Transportation Commission, and the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. Jean has a BA in Business Administration from the University of Oregon and an MA in Journalism from UNR. She managed 13 Western states for a national news agency providing election returns to TV networks and wire services, and has co-authored, edited, or indexed over fifteen books.

The Library Board meets regularly on the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m., usually at one of the library's twelve locations. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

2017

  • 12/20/2017 - Agenda - Minutes
  • 11/15/2017 - Agenda - Minutes
  • 10/18/2017 - Agenda - Minutes
  • 09/20/2017 - Agenda - Minutes
  • 08/16/2017 - Agenda - Minutes
  • 07/19/2017 - Agenda - Minutes
  • 06/21/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - South Valleys Library
  • 05/17/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - Northwest Reno Library
  • 04/19/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - Spanish Springs Library
  • 03/15/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - Sparks Library
  • 02/22/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - Sparks Library
  • 02/15/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - Sparks Library
  • 01/18/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - Downtown Reno Library

2016

  • 12/21/2016 - Agenda - Minutes - Downtown Reno Library
  • 12/07/2016 - Agenda - Minutes - Downtown Reno Library
  • 11/16/2016 - Agenda - Minutes - North Valleys Library
  • 10/25/2016 - Agenda - JOINT BCC - County Complex
  • 10/19/2016 - Agenda - Minutes - Northwest Reno Library
  • 09/21/2016 - Agenda - Minutes - Incline Village Library
  • 08/17/2016 - Agenda - Minutes - Sierra View Library
  • 07/20/2016 - Agenda - Minutes - South Valleys Library
  • 06/15/2016 - Agenda - Minutes - South Valleys Library
  • 06/08/2016 - Agenda - Minutes - Duncan Traner Library
  • 05/18/2016 - Agenda - Minutes - Sparks Library
  • 04/27/2016 - Agenda - Minutes - Downtown Reno Library
  • 04/20/2016 - Agenda - Minutes - Northwest Reno Library - Canceled
  • 03/16/2016 - Agenda - Minutes - Downtown Reno Library
  • 02/17/2016 - Agenda - Minutes - Downtown Reno Library
  • 01/20/2016 - Agenda - Minutes - Downtown Reno Library

2015

Print

Vicious Circle

C.J. Box

In This Grave Hour

Jacqueline Winspear

The Cutthroat

Clive Cussler

From This Day

Nora Roberts

Bone Box

Faye Kellerman

Banana Cream Pie Murder

Joanne Fluke

Heartbreak Hotel

Jonathan Kellerman

Revelation

Robert B. Parker

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

My Not So Perfect Life

Sophie Kinsella

Echoes in Death

J.D. Robb

Dangerous Games

Danielle Steel

Power Game

Christine Feehan

Clownfish Blues

Tim Dorsey

The Mistress

Danielle Steel

Below the Belt

Stuart Woods

The Spy

Paolo Coelho

The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher

Moonglow

Michael Chabon

Night School

Lee Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

J.K. Rowling

Curtain of Death

W.E.B. Griffin

True Faith and Allegiance

Tom Clancy

Babylon's Ashes

James S.A. Corey

The Whole Town's Talking

Fannie Flagg

Cross the Line

James Patterson

Turbo Twenty-three

Janet Evanovich

Odessa Sea

Clive Cussler

No Man's Land

David Baldacci

Chaos: A Scarpetta Novel

Patricia Cornwell

This Was a Man

Jeffrey ARcher

The 15th Affair

James Patterson

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Michael Connelly

The Whistler

John Grisham

Sex, Lies & Serious Money

Stuart Woods

The Obsidian Chamber

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Escape Clause

John Sandford

Small Great Things

Jodi Picoult

Order to Kill

Vince Flynn

Winter Storms

Elin Hilderbrand

Two by Two

Nicholas Sparks

Home

Harlan Coben

Razor Girl

Carl Hiaasen

Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer

Apprentice in Death

J. D. Robb

Bullseye

James Patterson

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers

Timothy Ferris

Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot ContessaCookbook

Ina Garten

Appetites: A Cookbook

Anthony Bourdain

The Magnolia Story

Chip and Joanna Gaines

Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Amy Schumer

Pinkalicious and Planet Pink

Victoria Kann

The Gutsy Girl: Escapades For Your Life of Adventure

Caroline Paul

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 5

Death Weavers

Brandon Mull

The Apprentice's Quest

Erin Hunter

Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11)

Jeff Kinney

Tales form a Not-so-friendly Frenemy (Dork Diaries #11)

Rachel Renee Russell

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase #2)

Rick Riordan

The Fever Code (Maze Runner #5)

James Dashner

The Way I Used To Be

Amber Smith

A Tyranny of Petticoats

A Study in Charlotte

Brittany Cavallaro

Snow Job

Charles Benoit

The Lifeboat Clique

Kathy Parks

The Leaving Season

Cat Jordan

Into the Dim

Janet Taylor

The Great Hunt

Wendy Higgins

The Forbidden Orchid

Sharon Biggs Waller

The Blood Passage

Heather Demetrios

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase #2)

Rick Riordan

The Fever Code (Maze Runner #5)

James Dashner