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 14 expanded branch libraries. She also oversaw the collaboration of the city and San Jose State to build and operate the Martin Luther King Jr. main library, which receives more than 2 million visitors each year.
“It’s been a lot of fun,” said Light, who ran Redwood City’s library system for 13 years before coming to San Jose. “I’m glad I made the decision to come here. I feel like I’ve done my bit and someone else can take a turn.”
Light also played a role in the 2009 defeat of a city councilman’s proposal for online pornography filtering at city libraries. She argued that filtering technology remained too crude to remove porn without impeding legitimate research
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