Patty Wong is County Librarian/Chief Archivist of Yolo County Library and has served in that capacity since January 2008 . With a great staff, the Library constructed two new branches, completed remodeling of its largest facility, opened a satellite location, and established countywide 211 service within the past four years.
The Library is cultivating a culture of inclusion and developed a strategic plan based on community-centered engagement.
Patty is active in shared governance and support of Yolo County, serving in a number of County and community leadership role, including a countywide broadband plan, coordination of NonProfit Resources, and a Youth Development Coalition.
She is faculty at the School of Information at San Jose State University specializing in professional development and grant writing.
Patty’s greatest strength centers on personal and professional development of colleagues. Proud to be a mentor alumni of California’s Eureka Leadership Program, Patty is an active leader within the American Library Association and currently serves on the California Library Association Legislative Committee and the CLA Board as ALA Chapter Councilor. With ALA Presidents Camila Alire, Molly Raphael and Barbara Stripling, Patty worked on extensive frontline and system advocacy programs and services for communities of all ages and libraries of all types.
She feels like a kama’aina having spent many summers in Waipahu with grandparents and extended family members. Most importantly, Patty is mom to UC Berkeley sophomore Michael and award winning cheer athlete Sarah who is a junior in high school.