Directory of Staff

Administrative Office
Voice: 310/412-5397
Fax: 310/412-8848

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Frances Tracht, Acting Library Manager
Brenda Davis, Administrative Secretary
Michael Easley, Senior Administrative Analyst

In addition to answering questions about library service and operations, the Library Administrative Office accepts reservations for the Gladys Waddingham Lecture Hall, and deals with most library personnel matters.  The Administrative Office is a Passport Acceptance Agency, open from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

Adult Services

Reference Desk - 310/412-5380
Serial Publications and Documents – 310/412-5614

Hours: Open during regular library hours. Reference and Serials desks close 10 minutes before the library closes.

Kay Ikuta, Head, Adult Services
Joel Rane, Associate Librarian
Frank Francis, Library Supervisor
Lorraine Sanchez, Library Assistant

The Adult Services Division provides reference and information service to all of the library's clientele. Librarians in this division select and maintain current reference and adult materials, including serial publications, documents and automated information services, conduct tours for the public, provide informational and cultural library programs, and offer instruction in the use of library materials, resources, and automated services. The Library is a select depository for federal and state government documents.

Children's/Youth Services - 310/412-5645

Hours: Open during regular Main Library hours.

Angela Citizen, Head, Children's/Youth Services 
Dawn Fechter, Librarian
Kirsten Xavier, Associate Librarian

Children's/Youth Services resources are available to children up to the eighth grade. The division maintains a public service desk staffed by professional librarians; provides a variety of current materials with access through automated public catalogs; conducts school visits; and presents programs for children.

Extension Services - 310/412-5403

Angela Citizen, Head, Branch Library Services
Lori Williams, Library Supervisor

Branch Library Services provides library services and resources that reflect the needs and interests of the branch communities.

Crenshaw-Imperial Branch Library, 11141 S. Crenshaw Boulevard, is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and  Thursday.

Morningside Park Branch Library, 3202 W. 85th Street, is currently open only for special events.

Technical Services Division

Technical Processing - 310/412-5263
Circulation - 310/412-5387
Registration – 310/412-5620
Audio-Visual - 310/412-5610
Stack Maintenance – 310/412-5997

Hours: Technical Processing, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday 
Other sections, open during library hours; Audio-Visual desk closes 15 minutes before building closing

Frances Tracht, Head, Technical Services Division (and Acting Library Manager)
Adrienne Dodson, Associate Librarian
Susan Cunningham, Library Supervisor, Circulation/Registration/Audio-Visual
Kimberly Haeckel, Library Supervisor, Stack Maintenance
Luz Torres-Eckhard, Library Supervisor, Technical Services
Mirtha Kinoshita, Library Assistant
Angelina Pasco, Account Clerk, Order-Receiving

The Technical Services Division is responsible for acquiring, cataloging, and processing printed and audio-visual materials for public use. The staff maintains materials collections throughout the Library system and oversees the Integrated Library System. Technical Processing is responsible for cataloging and classifying print and audio-visual resources, except periodicals (which are not classified) and some government documents. Circulation/Registration/Audio-Visual maintains two public desks to check materials in and out, collect fines and fees, notify borrowers when reserved materials are available, and issue and renew library cards. Stack Maintenance shelves books and verifies that they are in the correct location.