It is with great sadness that FAL Board Members report the recent death of Board Member Eileen Bitten.
A Friend of the Alameda Library for many years, Eileen served both as president and vice president of the Friends Board of Directors. Her unruffled composure, good humor and expansive ideas helped our organization grow and evolve.
Eileen spent 40 years in the field of human resources. She was recognized with several awards in her field. She was a pioneer in the area of equal opportunities for women and the innovative creator of many employee self-improvement programs.
Eileen is also recognized for her service in the community. She was Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and served as a docent at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Locally, in addition to serving on the Friends board, she was active with the Community of Harbor Bay Isle and her homeowners association.