Altadena Library District Elects New Board President John McDonald

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 9:00am -- Anonymous

Altadena Library District is pleased to announce the election of John McDonald as the District’s new President of the Board of Trustees. John has been a Trustee since 2015 and will serve on the Board until 2020. He has been a librarian for over 20 years, serving in a variety of roles at multiple universities in Southern California including Caltech, the Claremont Colleges, and USC.

"I am excited to succeed Ira Bershatsky as President of the Board of Trustees and am energized to continue to help oversee the evolution of the Altadena Library District as we partner with the Friends, Foundation, and library staff to ensure continuous positive growth and development of our collections and services to meet the needs of this community."

We are grateful for John’s continued contributions and look forward to his leadership in both our Library and our community.

Altadena Library District’s Board is comprised of five locally elected/ appointed volunteers with a variety of backgrounds and expertise. It is the Board’s responsibility to represent the needs of the community and transform them into the policies that govern the District, through short- and long-term planning and ongoing oversight. Learn more online at