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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.

Wendy Alderman, 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, Vice Chair

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.

Ted Parkhill

Ted Parkhill is a founding partner and CEO of systematic macro investment manager Incline Investment Management (IIM). Mr. Parkhill also provides strategic consulting services to hedge funds through Parkhill Financial, LLC and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Business at Sierra Nevada College. Prior to IIM he was the director of a multi-billion dollar quantitative convertible securities manager.  He was a senior executive at John W. Henry & Company in Boca Raton, FL.  Before joining the alternative investment space in 2001, Mr. Parkhill spent over ten years in various management roles in the mutual fund industry, notably with the Ivy Funds in the U.S. and with Investors Group in Canada.  He began his career as an investment analyst with Great-West Life. Mr. Parkhill earned his MBA from Cornell University with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. He received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Manitoba.  He holds multiple securities licenses and has earned the Chartered Financial Planning (CFP) designation.  He is married with three children and resides in Crystal Bay, Nevada.

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.

Derek Wilson

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.

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 - Sierra View Library
  • 08/16/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - Incline Village Library
  • 07/19/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - South Valleys Library
  • 06/21/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - South Valleys Library - CANCELED
  • 05/17/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - Northwest Reno Library
  • 05/03/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - Downtown Reno Library (special meeting)
  • 04/19/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - Spanish Springs Library
  • 04/19/2017 - Notice of Possible Quorum - Spanish Springs Library
  • 03/15/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - Sparks Library
  • 02/22/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - Sparks Library
  • 02/15/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - Sparks Library - RESCHEDULED
  • 01/18/2017 - Agenda - Minutes - Downtown Reno Library

2016

2015

Print

Past Perfect

Danielle Steel

The story of Arthur Truluv

Elizabeth Berg

The People vs. Alex Cross

James Patterson

Oathbringer

Brandon Sanderson

Higher is Waiting

Tyler Perry

Hardcore Twenty-four

Janet Evanovich

End Game

David Baldacci

An American Family

Khizr Khan

You Can't Spell America Without Me

Alec Baldwin

What Unites Us

Dan Rather

Typhoon Fury

Clive Cussler

Renegades

Marissa Meyer

President McKinley

Robert W. Merry

The Midnight Line

Lee Child

The Inner Life of Animals

Peter Wohlleben

The House of Unexpected Sisters

Alexander McCall-Smith

Every Breath You Take

Mary Higgins Clark

Bobby Kennedy

Chris Matthews

Quick & Dirty

Stuart Woods

Mind Game

Iris Johansen

Deep Freeze

John Sandford

Crazy Liek a Fox

Rita Mae Brown

Fairytale

Danielle Steel

The Witches' Tree

M.C. Beaton

The Ship of the Dead

Rick Riordan

Origin

Dan Brown

Merry & Bright

Debbie Macomber

Ghost on the Case

Carolyn Hart

Sleep Like A Baby

Charlaine Harris

Holly and Ivy

Fern Michaels

Degrade and Destroy

Michael R. Gordon

Why Buddhism is True

Robert Wright

The Odyssey of Echo COmpany

Doug Stanton

An Echo of Murder

Anne Perry

The Romanov Ransom

Clive Cussler

A Column of Fire

Ken Follett

Believe Me: My Battle With the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease

Yolanda Hadid

Secrets in Death

J.D. Robb

The Right Time

Danielle STeel

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

David Yaffe

Kill The Heroes

David Thurlo

Glass Houses

Louise Penny

THe Burning Girl

Claire Messud

Don't Let Go

Harlan Coben

Charlatans

Robin Cook

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall

Diana Gabaldon

The Child

Fiona Barton

Thief of Hearts

Tess Gerritsen

We Were the Lucky Ones

Georgia Hunter

Young Jane Young

Gabrielle Zevin

Y Is For...

Sue Grafton

The Room of White Fire

T. Jefferson Parker

Reincarnation Blues

Michael Poore

If the Creek Don't Rise

Leah Weiss

Without Fear or Favor

Robert K. Tananbaum

Seeing Red

Sandra Brown

I Know A Secret

Tess Gerritsen

How to Find Live in a Bookshop

Veronica Henry

Exposed

Lisa Scottoline

The Store

James Patterson

The Paris Spy

Susan Elia MacNeal

The Color of Fear

Marcia Muller

Barely Legal

Stuart Woods

Any Dream Will Do

Debbie Macomber

The Dolls

James Patterson

On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

Rhys Bowen

Crime Scene

Jonathan Kellerman

The Clockwork Dynasty

Daniel H. Wilson

The Address

Fiona Davis

The Wildling Sisters

Eve Chase

The Story of Arthur Truluv

Elizabeth Berg

Paradise Valley

C.J. Box

The Marriage Pact

Michelle Richmond

The Lying Game

Ruth Ware

Deadfall

Linda Fairstein

Look Behind You

Iris Johansen

The Late Show

Michael Connelly

A Distant View of Everything

Alexander McCall-Smith

The Breakdown

B.A. Paris

Blame

Jeff Abbott

Two Nights

Kathy Reichs

Some Kind of Hero

Suzanne Brockmann

Hello, Sunshine

Laura Dave

Final Girls

Riley Sager

Down A Dark ROad

Linda Castillo

Beautiful Tempest

Johanna Lindsey

Almost Sisters

Joshilyn Jackson

Wired

Julie Garwood

The Reason You're Alive

Matthew Quick

Persons Unknown

Susie Steiner

Silver Silence

Nalini Singh

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

Neal Stephenson

Magpie Murders

Anthony Horowitz

Do Not Become Alarmed

Maile Meloy

Camino Island

John Grisham

White Hot

Ilona Andrews

Gwendy's Button Box

Stephen King

Dragon Teeth

Michael Crichton

Sycamore

Bryn Chancellor

Since We Fell

Dennis Lehane

Saints for All Occasions

J. Courtney Sullivan

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman

The Leavers

Lisa Ko

The Jane Austen project

Kathleen A. Flynn

Ginny Moon

Benjamin Ludwig

Beartown

Frederik Backman

Anything is Possible

Elizabeth Strout

The Stars are Fire

Anita Shreve

The Shadow Land

Elizabeth Kostova

Waking Gods: Book 2 of the Themis Files

Sylvain Neuvel

A Twist in Time

Julie McElwain

Miss You

Kate Eberlen

The Women in the Castle

Jessica Shattuck

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

Hannah Tinti

Old School: Life in the Sane Lane

Bill O'Reilly

Vicious Circle

C.J. Box

The Wanderers

Meg Howrey

In This Grave Hour

Jacqueline Winspear

Eggshells

Caitriona Lally

The Cutthroat

Clive Cussler

Say Nothing

Brad Parks

The Hearts of Men

Nickolas Butler

From This Day

Nora Roberts

Bone Box

Faye Kellerman

Banana Cream Pie Murder

Joanne Fluke

Setting Free the Kites

Alex George

A Piece of the World

Christina Baker Kline

Heartbreak Hotel

Jonathan Kellerman

Gilded Cage

Vic James

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

Jennifer Ryan

Revelation

Robert B. Parker

My Not So Perfect Life

Sophie Kinsella

Garden of Lamentations

Deborah Crombie

Echoes in Death

J.D. Robb

Dangerous Games

Danielle Steel

All Our Wrong Todays

Elan Mastai

Power Game

Christine Feehan

Clownfish Blues

Tim Dorsey

The Mistress

Danielle Steel

Below the Belt

Stuart Woods

Morningstar: Growing up with Books

Ann Hood

Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism

Mark R. Levin

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

Kate Moore

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Heil DeGrasse Tyson

Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain - for Life

David Perlmutter

Killer of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann

Wired to Eat

Robb Wolf

Joy the Baker Over Easy: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Leisurely Days

Joy Wilson

The Greatest Story Ever Told So Far: Why Are We Here?

Lawrence M. Krauss

The Stranger in the Woods

Michael Finkel

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

We're All Wonders

R. J. Palacio

Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven adventure

Brandon Mull

Middle School: Escape to Australia

James Patterson

The Width of the World (Vega Jane #3)

David Baldacci

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

The Dark Prophecy - The Trials of Apollo #2

Rick Riordan

A Court of Wings and Ruin

Sarah J. Maas

Strange the Dreamer

Laini Taylor

Stranger Than Fanfiction

Chris Colfer

The Last of August

Brittany Cavallero

King's Cage

Victoria Aveyard

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 Dark Prophecy - The Trials of Apollo #2

Rick Riordan