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Gabriel Ortiz, 26, (our photographer--not in picture) was the youngest of the       St. Patrick's library workers attending a holiday lunch in honor of our most senior librarian, Sister Patricia Wittman, 84, (seated, right).
Sister Patricia of the Sisters of the Holy Family received her Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of Hawaii in 1978.
She first joined our library team as a full time employee in 1988. Now, she continues to contribute in retirement as a volunteer who specializes in the lost art of book repair and mending. Other guests honoring Sister Patricia were (standing--from left to right), Library Director, Lauren John,  San Francisco Diocese Archivist, author and historian, Dr. Jeffrey Burns, Community Services Librarian, David Kriegh, Catalog Librarian, Wayne Davison, and Llbrary Volunteer Connie Roberts (seated left).  Our multi-talented library and research team, representing many different generations of librarians, welcomes on-site volunteers and donors to our Friends of the Library Group. If you are interested or wish to organize a library tour for your group,contact Library Director, Lauren John at 650 321-5655 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it