Jill Bourne Named San José Director of Libraries
From the San Jose Mercury News:
San Jose named Jill Bourne as the city’s new library director Tuesday, replacing Jane Light who retired in March 2012.
Bourne, 43, has been the deputy city librarian at the San Francisco Public Library since 2006, overseeing the main library and 27 branches. Before that, she was assistant director for public services at the Seattle Public Library for five years.
She will start work in San Jose in July, and her annual salary will be $190,000. Anne Cain will continue as interim director until then.
[Our emphasis] Figone noted that Bourne has been called a “mover and shaker” and a “top innovator” in the public library trade press.
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