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Chief of Innovation and Engagement for the Library to talk about "The Partnership Paradigm"

Elections To Be Held

Photo of Kristin TillquistThe Friends of the Library will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting on February 2 at 10:00 a.m. During a brief business meeting, elections will be held for President, Vice President of Membership and Support, Treasurer and board members-at-large who will chair committees. Judith Levine, RB Friends President, said she is hoping many Friends will vote in the elections and will also take this opportunity to meet Kristin Tillquist to learn about new changes in the San Diego Library System. She noted that complimentary refreshments will be served. 

We will be privileged to hear  Kristin Tillquist, the Chief of Innovation and Engagement, for the San Diego Public Library talk about "The Partnership Paradigm." Kristin described the Paradigm this way, “Have you ever wondered what Fortune 500 companies and the San Diego Public Library have in common? I didn’t think so. In fact, a successful commercial company and a public-facing service organization, such as the Library, are more alike than different, in three key respects. Partnerships, leadership, and the measurement of economic outcomes are shared markers of success.”

Kristin will share her views on how making this trifecta of factors a top priority creates extraordinary results for the Library System and for us.

At the San Diego Public Library, Kristin has broad responsibility for system-wide programs, including STEM related programs - special events, communications, and innovative partnerships and advances. Prior to taking this position, she spent nearly 15 years in local politics, most recently as the Director of State Government Affairs & Innovation Policy for Mayor Kevin Faulconer. Her background includes a wide variety of experiences from media and communications, to community relations, to coordinating a mayoral campaign, to heading up a downtown association. As an attorney, she practiced civil litigation in Vancouver, B.C., where she launched the first Canadian boutique law practice to specialize in pet and animal law. 

Kristin’s nonfiction book, Capitalizing on Kindness: Why 21st Century Professionals Need to Be Nice was published by the Career Press in 2009.   Kristin holds political studies and law degrees, as well as certifications in Philanthropic Fundraising and Advanced Management. Kristin and her husband Michael live in San Diego where they enjoy running, biking, cooking, and walking on the beach.

In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
Mortimer J. Adler, philosopher, educator, and author (1902-2001)