Partners

ILP is a joint effort of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Public Library. Additionally, excellent guidance and support comes from the ILP Advisory Committee, which consists of representatives from the Foundation and the Library. Learn more about the partners below.

Library Foundation of Los Angeles

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Mission Statement
The Library Foundation of Los Angeles is committed to transforming and inspiring the diverse community of LA by supporting educational and cultural programs of the Public Library.

About
The Public Library has served Los Angeles since 1872. As an independent fundraising organization, the Library Foundation closely partners with all 73 Los Angeles Public Libraries to enhance the resources and services offered to Angelenos. Working to complement the City’s responsibility to fund the Los Angeles Public Library, the Foundation has raised over $80 million for the Public Library. From funding literacy programs to equipping libraries with the latest technology, we are dedicated to keeping the library open and thriving for generations to come.

Los Angeles Public Library

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Mission Statement
The Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city’s diverse communities.

About
The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) serves the largest and most diverse population in the U.S. through its Central Library, 72 branches, electronic resources at lapl.org, and programs for all ages. It is a department of the City of Los Angeles and is governed by the Board of Library Commissioners, which sets policies and is a strong library advocate with the public and elected officials.

The Library is the product of more than 135 years of fervent support from the people and elected officials of Los Angeles. Created by civic, businesses and cultural leaders, the Library was founded in 1872 as a modest reading room in rented space downtown. Over the years the Library grew and flourished, built primarily by community support in the form of taxpayer bonds and funds allocated by elected officials. Today the library is supported by city charter.

With a visionary approach to services and widespread support from communities and elected officials, the Los Angeles Public Library has built a system of new and renovated libraries that enrich communities; developed traditional and electronic resources that connect people with the information they want; and created innovative services that help children, teens and adults succeed.

ILP Advisory Committee

Ann Bowman
Adult Librarian Specialist, East Valley Area

Ani Boyadjian
Principal Librarian, Research and Special Collections

Dawn Coppin
Director, Foundation and Corporate Relations, Library Foundation of Los Angeles

Joanna Fabicon
Children’s Librarian, Children’s Literature Department, Central Library

Ednita Kelly
Children’s Librarian, San Pedro Regional Branch

Rachel Kitzmann
Teen Librarian, Loz Feliz Branch

Lupie Leyva
Senior Librarian, R.L. Stevenson Branch

Giovanna Mannino
Director, Central Library Services

Cindy Mediavilla
Library Programs Consultant for the California State Library & Lecturer, Department of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Roy Stone
President, Librarians’ Guild & Senior Librarian, Fairfax Branch

John Szabo
City Librarian