Bessie Condos to Lead ELF Initiative
To: Public Library Directors
From: Susan Hildreth, State Librarian of California
It is my pleasure to announce that Bessie Condos, Library Programs Consultant, will return to Library Development Services (LDS) as the new lead for the Early Learning with Families (ELF) initiative. She has recently been working on the development of the Family Place project, which is an outgrowth of ELF. Given the scope of this project and it's potential for synergy with other ELF initiatives as well as the departure of Judy Klikun, a contractor serving as the ELF statewide coordinator, it seemed like the right time to have Bessie take the reins as the lead to develop a cohesive vision for supporting ELF. Her expertise in and , and her passion for supporting families and their communities will be a great addition to LDS.
Bessie will continue to work on Library Bond Act projects that are her responsibility but as those projects move toward plans approval, construction and completion, Bessie's energies can be redirected to LDS. She will become an official member of the LDS team as of October 6, 2008.
When Bessie joined the (CSL), she worked in LDS and, for over the last 5 years, has been an important member of the Bond Administration Office. Please join me in wishing Bessie success in her return to her original CSL home.