CCFB Advisory Council

The California Center for the Book is guided by an advisory council of librarians from around the state. Council members are interested in improving library programming for adults and multigenerational groups in California. Members also strive to improve professional development for librarians focused on outreach, programming, partnerships, and services to include those groups.  The Advisory Council meets twice a year at libraries in California, alternating between different areas of the state.  Advisory Council members actively contribute and help shape the future of California Center for the Book programming and professional development.


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


  • Thursday, September 26, 2019, 10AM – 2PM – Long Beach, CA
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020, 10AM – 2PM – Sacramento, CA


  • Thursday, February 21, 2019, 10AM – 2PM, Santa Barbara CA (to prep for the 2019 Adult Services Symposium)
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018, 10AM – 2PM, Descansco Branch Library, Descanso, 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

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.