Barbara Howison began working for LSSI in 1997 when LSSI partnered with Riverside County to operate the Riverside County Library System. Barbara started as a Zone Manager serving as part of the overall LSSI RCLS management team. In this position she oversaw matters of new facility planning and design for 30+ libraries. She also wrote proposals for federal, state and local grants. Barbara was then promoted to the position of RCLS Library Administrator where she supervised the operations of the Riverside County Library System, currently comprised of 35 libraries and 2 bookmobiles. Today, Barbara is Riverside County’s County Librarian and functions as an integral member of the LSSI Executive Team. She serves as a liaison between LSSI/RCLS and the County’s EDA (Economic Development Agency). Barbara’s hard work and leadership
throughout her career has led to opportunities not only in the Riverside County Library System, but also within LSSI’s nationwide network.

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