Library Staff

  • Diane, Library Director

    Diane was appointed to the position of Director of the Benicia Public Library in June 2005. Since that time, she has worked with staff and the community on a number of projects, including streamlining public services using a centralized service desk, creating designs for the Library's basement, raising funds to complete the basement buildout project, initiating a Citizen's Government Academy, and updating the Library's strategic plan.

  • Fran, Library Manager, Public Services

    Fran is responsible for overseeing the Reference Section of the Library which includes the reference desk and purchasing reference materials. She also plans all the great adult entertainers who perform at the Library. Fran has been at the Benicia Public Library since 1996 and brings a wide array of experience with her. She has also worked in many different types of libraries including public, academic, law, medical, and even the Library of Congress!

  • Allison, Head of Youth Services

    Allison started work as a children’s librarian at the Benicia Public Library in July 2000. In 2006, Allison was made Head of Youth Services, and she oversees children and youth services. She enjoys storytelling, reference, and matching patrons with books that are right for them.

  • Anita, Head of Technical Services

    After working as a part-time substitute librarian for 2 years, Anita joined the full-time staff in July 2002. She works on the Library's computers, adds the books to the catalog, maintains the library website and works at the Public Services Desk answering research questions.

  • Carolyn, Library Technician

    Carolyn has been with the Benicia Public Library since 1995. She has been responsible the borrowing items from libraries all over the United States for our patrons. Her job includes cataloging all of the items into our online catalog adding subject headings and call numbers to make them easier to find.

  • Helaine Bowles, Outreach / Volunteer Coordinator

    Helaine joined the Library as the Volunteer Coordinator in October 2000. She recruits, trains, and schedules adult volunteers to work with the library staff. She became Outreach Coordinator in 2007 and she currently serves as the Library's liaison with Main Street, Soroptimists and numerous local organizations.

  • Ann is responsible for interlibrary loans, borrowing items from libraries all over the United States for our patrons. She coordinates the circulation staff desk schedule every month making sure there are people available to help our patrons check out their books.

  • Toni, Administrative Secretary

    Toni is the Department Secretary. She joined the staff in January 2000, after spending nearly 17 years at Benicia City Hall. In addition to working for the Director and staff, she is also Secretary to the Library Board of Trustees.