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Special District

Altadena Library DistrictCandidate for Board of TrusteesUnexpired Term Ending 12/04/2020

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Betsy Kahn

12,489 votes (51.71%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Stability as the library moves into a year of new leadership both on the Staff and the Board.
  • Rebuilding community relationships, especially with the library's support organizations.
  • Starting the process of long-term strategic planning, with a special emphasis on equity of access and inclusion.



School Librarian, South Pasadena Unified School District (2010–current)
School Librarian, Pasadena Unified School District (2002–2010)
School Librarian, Old Saybrook (CT) Public Schools (2000–2001)
Raising Readers Project Coordinator, Old Saybrook (CT) Public Schools (1999–2000)
Literacy Project Coordinator, Hayward Public Library (1986–1991)


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Masters of Library and Information Science (1999)

Community Activities

Board Member, Children's Literature Council of Southern California (2006–2016)
Board President, Children's Literature Council of Southern California (2013–2015)
Trustee, Acton Public Library, Old Saybrook, Connecticut (1996–2002)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • ACT & Arroyo Democratic Club
  • National Women's Political Caucus - Pasadena Area

Elected Officials (3)

  • Kathryn Barger, Los Angeles County Supervisor, 5th District
  • Senator Anthony Portantino, 25th District, California State Senate
  • Senator Ed Hernandez, 22nd District, California State Senate

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