Long Beach Public Library Foundation

The Library Foundation Welcomes Interim Executive Director Kathy McCarrell

The Library Foundation Board of Directors would like to introduce Kathy McCarrell who has been hired to serve as the Interim Executive Director of the Foundation in order to ensure a seamless and thoughtful transition to permanent leadership.

Kathy, a Senior Consultant with the Third Sector Company, comes to the Foundation with over 25 years of experience leading key non-profits in Southern California, having most recently steered the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation through their management transition. Kathy also served as the Interim Executive Director of the Long Beach Day Nursery. She is an avid reader and an enthusiastic advocate of providing equal access to literacy, education, and technology for all members of the Long Beach community.  

The programming that is offered through the Long Beach Public Library as a result of the support of LBPLF is exceptional,” said Kathy, “I am very impressed with the staff and the board at LBPLF and look forward to working with them to continue the great work of the Foundation – without missing a beat.”

Kathy will be starting on June 28th after spending a week with outgoing Executive Director Kate Azar drawing from her vast knowledge of the Foundation’s operations and mission. “It has been a great experience working with Kate. The Long Beach community and Board of Directors can count on the fact that Kate built a strong foundation, poised for exponential growth to meet the needs of a  community that is in greater need than ever.”  Please feel free to contact Kathy anytime at (562) 628-2441 ext.5.