We are happy to announce Laura Ishizaka as the newest member of the California Center for the Book Advisory Council.
Laura Ishizaka is an Adult Services Librarian with the Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD) in Rolling Hills Estates, where she has been serving the community for three years. During her time at the PVLD Laura has received three grants to enhance programming for adults and to jumpstart new, library-wide initiatives including the Celebrate initiative, and the Boomers and Beyond: Aging Well on the Peninsula initiative for older adults. Laura and a colleague started one of the most popular adult programs at PVLD in 2016 called Teen Tech 4 Seniors, which brings together tech savvy teen volunteers and older adults needing tech assistance. Prior to working at PVLD Laura worked for the County of Los Angeles Public Library system as an Adult and Teen Librarian at the Lawndale Library and at the Manhattan Beach Library. Laura is always looking around at what is going on around the community she serves and the world at large to come up with new, enriching, and fun programming experiences, and she recently became the PVLD Programming Committee Chair.
Laura is filling the vacancy left by Carey Jones of Livermore Public Library. Carey served on the Advisory Council for many years and was a dedicated and valued council member and champion of literacy and adult services. Please join us in welcoming Laura and extending a heartfelt thanks to Carey!