CCFB Advisory Council

California Center for the Book is guided by an advisory council of ten librarians from across California. Council members are interested in improving programming for adults and intergenerational groups in California. Members also strive to improve professional development for librarians focused on outreach, programming, and partnerships. The advisory council meets twice a year at libraries in California, alternating between different areas of the state.


  1. Alicia M Rodriguez, Los Angeles Public Library
  2. Beatriz Preciado, Orange County Public Library
  3. Cathy Crosthwaite, Sacramento Public Library
  4. Dana Vinke, Ventura County Library
  5. Jody Thomas, Santa Barbara Public Library
  6. Laura Ishizaka, Palos Verdes Library District
  7. Morgan Pershing, Sonoma County Library
  8. Sally Thomas, Hayward Public Library
  9. Shawn Thrasher, Ontario City Library
  10. Todd Deck, Tehama County Library


  • Thursday, January 30, 2020, 10AM – 2PM – Sacramento, CA
  • Fall 2020, Southern CA TBD


  • Thursday, September 26, 2019, 10AM – 2PM – Long Beach, CA
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019, 10AM – 2PM, Santa Barbara CA
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018, 10AM – 2PM, Descansco, CA
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 – Sacramento, CA
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 – Long Beach, CA
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 – Ontario, CA
  • September 16, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA
  • March 17, 2016
  • August 13, 2015

Members at Large & Past Members

Bill Sannwald, San Diego County Library
Carey Jones, Livermore Public Library
Sarah Vantrease, Sonoma County Library
Felicia Kelley, California Humanities
Carolyn Brooks, California State Library
Diane Bartlett, Stanislaus County Library

Past Recruitment Announcement – Now Closed
Please review the Advisory Council Job Description and apply by JULY 10, 2017.