After a rigorous recruitment process and a selection pool of over 60 candidates, the Berkeley Public Library Board of Library Trustees (BOLT) has enthusiastically appointed Tess Mayer as the new Director of Library Services. Ms. Mayer's tenure begins on September 21st.
BOLT Trustee Judy J. Hunt had this to say, "Tess Mayer brings an exemplary executive capacity to offer a fresh perspective, an emphasis on continuous organizational improvement, creative innovations, and the ability to listen and respond with care and authenticity to a wide range of stakeholders. Tess' experience with unhoused, immigrant, student, LGBTQ+, and communities of color demonstrates her commitment to equity and inclusion. I welcome her transformative library and community leadership."