Mel Gooch
5th Floor Manager, Main Library | SFPL

Mel Gooch understands the ecosystem of library advocacy, from front-line staff to citizen leadership.  She is the Main Library 5th Floor Manager for the San Francisco Public Library and a Board Member of EveryLibrary, the first political action committee for libraries.  Mel helped establish The Bridge, a new literacy and learning center at the Main Library, and created the library Veterans Resource Center. She is also active in the American Library Association where she is an at-large member of their governing Council.