David Sabsay
Library Consultant


Completed thirty-six years of successful practice as a public library director.

Consolidated seven independent public libraries in Sonoma County into a single, countywide agency, regarded at the time as a model library system.

Developed innovative and highly successful programs in the fields of automation, collection development, personnel administration, and public services.

Wrote the programs for, and oversaw the design and construction of, a central library building and nine regional branches.

Developed library services to the institutionalized in Sonoma County and advised the California Department of Corrections on library matters.

Conducted a successful consultancy in library administration and the planning and design of library buildings.

Was the chief founder and first coordinator of the six-county North (San Francisco) Bay Cooperative Library System, the first cooperative library system in the Western states.

Drafted and was the CLA lead person in the enactment of the first California legislation to provide State funds for cooperative library systems.

Drafted and was the initial CLA lead person in the enactment of the first California legislation to provide State subventions to individual public libraries.

Served as president of the California Library Association, and oversaw a major reorganization of the association.

Planned a state and federal legislative network for the American Library Association.

Received numerous citations from local and state government, the California Library Association, and the American Library Association.

Listed in
Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West, and Who's Who in Library and Information Sciences.

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