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President, Danielle Farinacci (Lick-Wilmerding High School)

dfarinacci@lwhs.org

Danielle is the Head Librarian at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco. Prior to her appointment there in 2017 she worked at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep for 9 years. Danielle has been an active BAISL member, recently serving on the planning team for the joint POCIS-BAISL roundtable in January. Over the past 5 years, Danielle has generously presented at various meeting covering everything from increasing database usage and efficiency to AASL standards. One of her favorite books is All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. As a librarian, she loves the opportunity to open new worlds to students and teachers. Outside the library, Danielle is an avid cyclist and loves to write children's stories for fun.

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President-Elect, Junia Ziblay (The Marin School)

jziblay@themarinschool.org

Junia credits her love of reading to being read to incessantly as a child. Her devotion to literature and fervor for learning have culminated in a deep desire to share her passion with the next generation. After studying abroad in England and receiving her BA with honors in English Literature, she returned to the U.S. and became a tutor and library assistant. She soon heeded her true calling and completed a Master's in Library and Information Sciences at San José State University. With a strong foundation of project management in fields as diverse as event organization, photography, technology conferences, and live theatre, Junia combined her tools and talents and became an Information Professional. After ten years of being a pre-K through 8th grade Librarian at Marin Primary & Middle School, supporting students with a variety of learning styles, it became evident that she was drawn to working with high school students. She joined The Marin School in 2018 and is grateful for the opportunity to support an exemplary faculty and staff as well as an extraordinary student body. She has been an active member and presenter at BAISL meetings and highly values being a part of such a vibrant community.

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Treasurer, Alison Anson (Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton)

aanson@shschools.org

Alison is the librarian for the PSK-8th Grade Stevens Library at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton. She started at SHS in 2013 after many years in the San Mateo County Library System. She enjoys bringing live authors and illustrators to meet students and talk about their creative journeys.

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Secretary, Brooke Heskett (De La Salle High School)

heskett@dlshs.org

Brooke is the Associate Librarian at De La Salle High School, where she works with grades 9-12. She also has experience in both acadmic and public libraries and has been a member of BAISL since 2017. Prior to her work in libraries, Brooke was a legal secretary for 8 years. She is passionate about building a warm, welcoming, inclusive and respectful environment, as well as helping students to navigate the vast information landscape. She loves reading, research, and even doing citations!

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Communications Director, Jessica Chun (Moreau Catholic High School) 

jchun@moreaucatholic.org

Jessica has been the head librarian at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward for 8 years. Previously she was the library assistant at The Athenian School. She has been an active member of BAISL for several years, sharing her maker space expertise at meetings, hosting a meeting, as well as serving on the Overdrive Committee. Neil Gaiman is one of Jessica’s favorite authors. In the library she loves helping students find whatever resources they need, whether it's a book, a database article, or a tool in the Moreau Maker Lab. In her freetime she enjoys designing and making earrings on her 3D printer and laser cutter.


Member Libraries


All Saints’ Episcopal Day School
Archbishop Mitty High School
Archbishop Riordan High School
Athenian School
Aurora School
The Bay School
Bellarmine College Preparatory
Bentley School
Bishop O'Dowd High School
Blue Oak School
Bowman International School
Brandeis Marin
The Branson School
California Crosspoint High School
Capital Christian School
Carey School
Carondelet High School
Castilleja School
Cathedral School for Boys
Central Catholic High School
Charles Armstrong School
Children's Day School
Chinese American International
College Preparatory School
Convent & Stuart Hall
Convent of the Sacred Heart High School
Crystal Springs Uplands
De LaSalle High School
De Marillac Academy
Drew School
Emerson Elementary School
French American International
Girls Middle School
The Hamlin School
The Harker School
Head-Royce School
Holy Names High School

Jesuit High School
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
Junipero Serra High School
Katherine Delmar Burke School
Keys School
The King's Academy
Lick-Wilmerding High School
Live Oak School
Los Altos Christian
Marin Academy
Marin Catholic High School
Marin Country Day School
Marin Primary & Middle School
Marin School
Mark Day School
Menlo School
Mercy High School
Mercy High School Burlingame
Moreau Catholic High School
Mt. Tamalpais School
Notre Dame des Victoires
Notre Dame High School/Belmont
Notre Dame High School/San Jose
Nueva School
Oakland Hebrew Day School
Phillips Brooks School
Presentation High School
Presidio Hill School
Prospect Sierra
Quarry Lane School
Redwood Day School
The Renaissance School
Ripon Christian High School
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School

Sacramento Country Day School
Sacramento Waldorf School
Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep
Sacred Heart Schools
Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School
Saint Mary's College High School
Salesian High School
San Domenico School
San Francisco Day School
San Francisco Friends School
San Francisco University High School
San Francisco Waldorf Grades School
San Francisco Waldorf High School
Santa Catalina School
Seven Hills School
Sonoma Academy
Sonoma Country Day School
St. Francis High School / Mountain View
St. Francis High School / Sacramento
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Ignatius College Preparatory
St. Mary's High School
St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School
St. Paul's Episcopal School
Stevenson Upper School
Synergy School
Tehiyah Day School
Town School for Boys
Trinity School
Turlock Christian School
Urban School of San Francisco
Valley Christian School
Woodside Priory School
York School



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