Yolo County Librarian/Chief Archivist Patty Wong guests on the May 26 edition of "Speakeasy," a local talk show that airs Wednesdays at 10 a.m. on KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM in Davis. The show is also streamed live and archived at http://kdrt.org. Repeats air Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Wong was appointed County Librarian/Chief Archivist of the Yolo County Library in January 2008 and is responsible for a seven-branch system and the Archives and Records Center for Yolo County.
A part-time faculty at the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University and at Drexel University’s iSchool specializing in management and grant writing, she continues to serve as a consultant for libraries in the areas of managing change, youth development, fundraising, cultural diversity, developing homework centers in libraries, as well as developing joint ventures and collaborations between libraries and community agencies. In March 2010 she was named one of two 2010 Women of the Year for State Senator Lois Wolk’s district (5th-CA).
The interview will focus on the changing role of technology in libraries, the system's new digital download service, and the status of the library renovations at the Davis branch.
Hosted by Autumn Labbe-Renault, "Speakeasy" features profiles of people doing positive work in Davis and beyond.