Name: Denise Sticha
Title: System Administrator
Library/Organization: Berks County Public Libraries, also President of Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries
Address: 1040 Berks Road, P.O. Box 689, Leesport, PA 19533
Areas of Expertise: Friends of Libraries, Trustee and Board development, non-profit management
Target Audience: Public Libraries, Library Administrators & Management, Library Board Members, Friends of Libraries
Brief Biography: Served as the Director of the Murrysville Community Library for 20 years. Served as Executive Director of the Westmoreland County Federated Library System from 2009-2012 and currently serving as the System Administrator/Director of the Berks County Public Library System. On the Board of the Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries and am the current President. Currently, Vice-President of the Association of Pennsylvania Public Library Systems
Availability: Daytime programs preferred, but will consider evening programs
Geographic Range: Lehigh Valley, Northeast, South Central, Southeast, West Branch
Availability: Availability contingent upon current schedule
I have presented programs on "Board Room Basics at PaLA annual conference in 2014 and 2015, years reaching a target audience of both new and tenured library directors. I presented a similar program at the PaLA Lehigh Valley Spring Chapter workshop in 2016.
I have also done the program for Board members and Library trustees for the Delaware County Library System.
In my capacity as System Administrator, (and in my role as District Consultant with the Reading Public Library) I provide comprehensive orientation for library trustees and library directors annually.
On behalf of PCBL, I have presented programs at the annual Friends/Trustee Institute on the relationships between Library Boards, Library Friends and Library Directors.