County Librarian/Chief Archivist for Yolo County Library
Patricia “Patty” Wong is currently County Librarian/Chief Archivist for Yolo County Library and received her MLIS from UC Berkeley in 1984. Her work in managing change, cultural diversity, youth development, developing joint ventures and collaborations between public libraries and community agencies, and fundraising has been published in a number of journals, conference proceedings and edited collections.
Ms. Wong has worked as a school librarian, children’s librarian, cataloger, and special librarian in addition to her public lilbrary service. She provides continuing education for public library practitioners at conferences of the American Library Association, and those conducted by the California State Library, and elsewhere. She also provides organizational development and leadership training to employees at Yolo County and is involved on several local and regional library and community boards.
Ms. Wong is active in the American Library Association, serving in several voluntary governance positions including the Executive Board. She was awarded the 2013 California Library Association Member of the Year Award, one of the 2012 WISE Faculty of the Year Awards, 2012 ALA Equality Award, 2012 SLIS Instructor of the Year Award, 2010 Woman of the Year by California Senate District 5 (Wolk) and one of the top 50 Library Journal Movers and Shakers for 2007.