Invited by Lynda Burns, Chair of Glendale’s Commission on the Status of Women, I reported on the work of the Friends of the Glendale Public Library, and our organization’s current status, at the commission’s August 8, 2016 meeting in City Hall chambers.


Commissioners, those present, and anyone watching on GTV6 or the livestream (or the video archive file later!) heard my extended report on our efforts to boost membership, to move our bookstore operation, and to continue to raise funds to support and promote library programs and services.

I also thanked the commission for distributing its 2015-2016 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Glendale, prepared by Mount Saint Mary’s University. It is a comprehensive overview of how women and girls fare in our community, analyzing their levels of education, their work history, income, living situations, and more. Our organization received a copy, and Glendale library facilities have copies, and the commission is continuing to reach out to organizations to present its findings.

Watch the presentation, which starts at around 19 minutes, to learn about what we’re doing. Watch the whole meeting to learn about the important work of the Commission on the Status of Women!

Young women who are high school juniors or above, attending school in Glendale, and interested in women’s issues and civic life: you can apply to be a Student Commissioner for the coming year. Application deadline is September 30, 2016.

Thank you to Lynda Burns, who also serves on the Friends of the Glendale Public Library Board, for inviting me and several other civic organization leaders to attend the commission meeting and present their organization’s work!

Commission on the Status of Women Hears About Status of Friends of the Glendale Public Library