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 that include creating a centralized service desk, creating designs for the library's basement,  raising funds to complete the basement buildout project, and updating the library's strategic plan. 

 

Fran - Library Manager, Public Services Fran, Manager of 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  - Youth Services Manager

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

 

Anita - Librarian, Technical Services Anita, Technical Services and Technology and Circulation

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

 

Brandi Bette - Teen Services LibrarianBrandi Bette

Brandi Bette has been with the Benicia Public Library since July 2006. She supervises two Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Coordinators and over 40 active teen volunteers. Her favorite parts of her job are visiting classes at the local schools giving book talks or demonstrating databases, planning amazing events with the teens every month, reading all of the fantastic young adult novels and doing Toddler Storytime every other week! In addition, Brandi Bette has also been secretary to the Bay Area Young Adult Librarians (BAYA) since 2008.

 

Bette - Literacy Services Supervisor, Adult Literacy & ESL Program

 

 

Carolyn - Library Technician II, Cataloging Carolyn catalogs all of the materials

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.

 

Michelle - Library Technician II, Aquisition Services

 Michelle purchases all of the materialsMichelle has worked for the Benicia Public Library for many years. She works in technical services: ordering, receiving, and processing library materials.

 

Ann - Library Technician II, Circulation Services

 Ann is in charge of InterLibrary LoansAnn 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.

 

Gina - Library Technician II, Circulation Services Gina

 

Toni - Administrative Secretary

 Toni 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.

 

Helaine - Library Technician, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator  Helaine coordinates all of our adult volunteers

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.

updated 2/2013