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Redwood City Library Board Selects New Library Director

Redwood City, CA - February 23, 2004 - The Redwood City Library Board announced today that Mr. David Genesy has accepted its offer to become the City’s new Library Director. He will begin work on March 25th, filling a vacancy created when the former director retired last year.

Mr. Genesy currently serves as the Program Manager for Innovative Library Services with the San Jose Public Library system. His focus there is designing and implementing new, creative services for that city’s branch libraries. He brings that critical, hands-on knowledge, along with more than 13 years of experience in library management and administration, to this position with Redwood City. Mr. Genesy is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Institute for emerging library leaders, has been in demand as a presenter at library conferences, is Chair of the Collection Development Advisory Team in the San Jose system, and has been an Adjunct Professor at San Jose State University in the School of Library and Information Science.

“David’s wide experience, his creative and collaborative style, and his deep commitment to serving the community are all key assets that will bring our library system to a new level of service” said Kathleen Douglas, President of the Redwood City Library Board. “We’re very pleased that he has agreed to bring his professional values and abilities to our community.”

As he assumes the Library Director position, Mr. Genesy notes his excitement at coming to Redwood City, and supporting and building upon the creativity and professionalism of the Library staff. “The Redwood City Library and its staff are already among the best, having won the Library of the Year Award from the American Library Association. I’m delighted to become a part of this team, where creativity, imagination, and resourcefulness are already the standard. The challenge for us will be to move forward with a difficult budget, and find ways to continue bringing the community the best possible library services.” Mr. Genesy is a graduate of San Jose State University with a Masters of Library and Information Science, as well as a BA degree in English from California State University at Chico.

The Redwood City Public Library sponsors many free programs for children, families, and adults and helps our community to “understand the past, prepare for the future, and thrive in the present.” More information about library events and services is available on the library’s home page at, by calling 780-7026, or by picking up a Library events calendar in any Redwood City library.

Visit Redwood City’s website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and City government.

Kathleen Douglas, President
Redwood City Library Board
(650) 867-1446



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