July 28, 2014

Petition Drive Underway: "Ballot Measure Would Give San Jose Libraries Bigger Budget Slice"

From the San Jose Mercury News: Sensing there’s not enough voter support to extend an expiring parcel tax that funds libraries, former San Jose elected leaders announced a petition drive Thursday for a November ballot measure that would instead give them a fixed slice of the city budget. Advocates including former Mayor Susan Hammer, former […]

San Jose City Councilman Proposes Replacing Retiring Library Workers with Volunteers

From the Mercury News: In an effort to preserve the cash-strapped city’s budget, a San Jose councilman wants to replace retiring city library workers with community volunteers or face the more serious alternative of outsourcing the libraries altogether. “We have beautiful libraries, and if we allow volunteers to augment current city staff, our libraries would […]

San Jose City Librarian To Retire

From the San Jose Mercury News: San Jose City Librarian Jane Light announced Tuesday that she will retire at the end of March from the job that she has held for nearly 15 years. Light, 63, led the city’s effort in 2000 to pass a $212 million bond measure for construction of six new and […]

IMLS Announces the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Recipients

From an IMLS News Release: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has selected five libraries and five museums to receive the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries for extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions. Recipients must demonstrate innovative […]