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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
  • 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

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

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

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

Don't Let Go

Harlan Coben

Y Is For...

Sue Grafton

The Room of White Fire

T. Jefferson Parker

Charlatans

Robin Cook

Without Fear or Favor

Robert K. Tananbaum

Seeing Red

Sandra Brown

I Know A Secret

Tess Gerritsen

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 Story of Arthur Truluv

Elizabeth Berg

Paradise Valley

C.J. Box

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

Beautiful Tempest

Johanna Lindsey

Wired

Julie Garwood

Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism

Mark R. Levin

The Reason You're Alive

Matthew Quick

Persons Unknown

Susie Steiner

Thief of Hearts

Tess Gerritsen

Sycamore

Bryn Chancellor

Since We Fell

Dennis Lehane

Saints for All Occasions

J. Courtney Sullivan

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman

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

Kate Moore

The Leavers

Lisa Ko

The Dark Prophecy - The Trials of Apollo #2

Rick Riordan

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

We Were the Lucky Ones

Georgia Hunter

The Spy

Paolo Coelho

The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher

Moonglow

Michael Chabon

Night School

Lee Child

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

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

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

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

Timothy Ferris

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

Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11)

Jeff Kinney

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