CALEXICO â€“ Calexico Community Services Director Sandra Tauler was appointed to the California Library Services Board by Governor Jerry Brown April 11.
â€œI am honored and humbled to have been chosen to serve on the California Library Board, and am very excited,â€ said Tauler. â€œThis is definitely the next step to my career.â€
Tauler said she hopes to contribute to the quality of library services at the state level.
â€œThe state board determines policy for and authorizes allocation of funds from programs of the California Library Services Act,â€ said Tauler. â€œI will be working on keeping (watch over) the needs of all libraries, but also making sure the small rural communities are kept in the forefront.â€
â€œThis will also give me the opportunity to share my love of libraries, and my commitment to providing excellent library services to people of all ages, interests, economic levels, educational backgrounds, and all who speak other languages too!â€ said Tauler.
Tauler has served as community services director for Calexico since 2008. She has served in several Calexico city positions since 1990, including city librarian and library and cultural arts director. She was a reference librarian and part-time instructor at Imperial Valley College from 1998 to 2006, and a reference librarian at San Diego State University from 1995 to 1998.
Tauler is a member of the American Library Association and the Desert Valley Library Media Association. She earned a Master of Library Science degree in library studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Tauler will serve on the state board through January 2018 and will be required to travel to Sacramento twice a year for board meetings.
The California public libraries system is engaged in cooperative efforts with neighboring libraries and are funded through the California Library Services Act, specifically designed to assist and encourage interlibrary cooperation. The program is administered by the 13-member California Library Services Board.