May 22, 2022

California: Marin’s Top Librarian Embraces Grand Jury ‘Roadmap’ for Improvements

From the Marin County Independent:

The county’s new librarian is taking criticism from the civil grand jury to heart.

Sara Jones, who took over as chief of Marin’s library operations last month, said officials will provide a “significant overview” of Measure A library tax funding when the county Library Commission meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Novato library at 1720 Novato Blvd.

Library commissioners, she said, will be provided with an “opportunity for input of further details, decisions and reports the commission is interested in for their further involvement.”

Jones, in candid commentary included with the commission agenda this week, added she agreed that “more input and oversight is desirable,” saying she thought a recent grand jury report had merit.


Jones, head of the Carson City library system who was honored as Nevada’s 2012 co-librarian of the year, took command of the Marin County library July 8.

In Carson City, colleagues credited the 51-year-old Jones with computer, media lab, business and youth club improvements as well as launching what one called “a team approach that was well-received and won over the rank and file.”

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See Also: Officials agree change needed at county library (7/19/2013)

Here’s the Document That Includes Comments from Sara Jones That’s Mentioned in the Article

Sara Jones, Director of County Library Services Report

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