Meet the Library Board

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Library Board President Diane Huddleston

Diane Huddleston

Library Board Vice-President Diane Huddleston was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees in July 2012. Diane is a San Francisco native who moved to South San Francisco in 1977. She is a product of San Francisco schools, having a B.S., teaching credential, and counseling degree from USF and a Masters in Special Education from San Francisco State University. In 2010 Diane retired from the San Francisco Unified School District as a high school counselor after 38 years of service. She is a past-president of the American Association of Women, North Peninsula and the San Francisco Bay Area Educator's Credit Union and retains membership in the SSF Friends of the Library and the SSF Historical Association. In addition to the Library Board, she currently is president of her homeowner's association. A long-time patron of the library and community volunteer, Diane is excited about being able to serve the SSF community through her participation in the Library Board.

Library Board Vice President Cisca HansenCisca Hansen

Library Board Member, Cisca Hansen, was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees in February, 2005, elected Vice President in 2007 and 2008 and President in January 2009. Library Board Member Cisca Hansen is currently serving as the System Advisory Board representative for the City of South San Francisco. She has resided in South San Francisco for 59 years and is a product of its local schools. She received her BA from Mills College, a Secondary Teaching Credential from USF, and an MPA from the then College of Notre Dame. Cisca retired after 35 years in the South San Francisco Unified School District, where she served as a middle school teacher, middle school assistant principal, and an elementary principal. Cisca and her husband, Roy, raised three children, who also attended the local public schools. Cisca participated in PTA, Boy and Girl Scouts, is a member of Soroptimists International of North San Mateo County, Financial Secretary of the SSF Community Scholarship Association, and is active in many programs at her church.

Library Board Secretary Valerie LambertsonValerie Lambertson

Library Board Member Valerie Lambertson was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees in July 2013. Valerie is an immigrant from Wales who came to the United States at age 14. She attended Lincoln High School and San Francisco State University in San Francisco before becoming a citizen and moving to South San Francisco in 1960 with her late husband.  She obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.    Valerie became active in PTA and the Girl and Boy Scouts with her children and then became an elected member of the South San Francisco School Board where she served for  11 years.   Community activities continued with her becoming a founding member of the Friends of the South San Francisco Library and  the North Peninsula Branch of the American Association of University Women.  Valerie is an avid reader and treasures her South San Francisco Library card.

Library Board Member Pat FitzPatrickPat FitzPatrick

Library Board Member Pat FitzPatrick was appointed to the Library Board in January 2009. Pat moved to South San Francisco in 1990 when her husband’s job transferred him to San Francisco.  Board member FitzPatrick has an AS in Computer Science and worked as a computer programmer in San Jose.  In 1991, she started tutoring for Project Read.  Besides tutoring, she chairs the question committee and is part of the planning team for the Trivia Challenge.  She is also the Friends of the Library secretary.  Board member FitzPatrick is an avid reader and enjoys puzzles of many types.


Library Board Member Robert TurnbergRobert Turnberg

Library Board Member Robert Turnberg was appointed to the Board in January 2009. Robert grew up in South San Francisco and attended local schools including Sunshine Gardens and Spruce Elementary Schools, Parkway Junior High and El Camino High School. He continued his education at San Francisco State University and earned a B.A., M.A., and Teaching Credentials.  He retired from El Camino High School in 2006 after 35 years of teaching although he continues to substitute teach at El Camino.  Robert started working part-time for South San Francisco Public Library while a high school student and continued to work for the Library for over 35 years, primarily in the Main Library Reference Department. Robert also serves on the Board of Directors of his Homeowner Association.  His interests include travel (especially visiting historical sites), reading, collecting old books, numismatics (the study and collection of coins), and philately (the study and collection of stamps). He is a member of California Historical Society, South San Francisco Historical Society, Nevada Northern Railway Historical Foundation, California Academy of Science, and Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.