San Rafael library director takes UC post

From MarinIJ

” San Rafael Public Library director Sarah Houghton, with the city since February 2011 and library director since May 2012, has resigned to accept a position with the University of California. Her last day will be July 13.Houghton, who submitted her resignation last week, said in an email she was working with City Manager Jim Schutz and library assistant director Henry Bankhead to arrange for Bankhead to serve as interim director while the city recruits for a new library director.”

http://www.marinij.com/article/NO/20180625/NEWS/180629871

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San Rafael police warn residents about library fundraising scam

from KRON4

San Rafael police are warning residents about a phone scam that asks residents to contribute money to the San Rafael Library.”

http://kron4.com/2015/06/25/san-rafael-police-warn-residents-about-library-fundraising-scam/

Marin librarians celebrate revisions to Patriot Act; user data safer now

from the Marin Independent Journal

“Librarians in Marin County and around the country this week lauded Congress’s passage of the USA Freedom Act, which will amend the USA Patriot Act and place new limits on government’s ability to obtain information about library users. Sarah Houghton, San Rafael Public Library director, said ‘the intellectual freedom to read, listen to and watch what you like without Big Brother looking over your shoulder’ is something that librarians prize highly.”

http://www.marinij.com/government-and-politics/20150606/marin-librarians-celebrate-revisions-to-patriot-act-user-data-safer-now

San Rafael to hire firm to study downtown library expansion effort

from the Marin Independent Journal

“Preliminary plans to build a new San Rafael library are moving forward as library officials seek a consultant to figure out what the new building — or buildings — might look like.”

http://www.marinij.com/general-news/20150421/san-rafael-to-hire-firm-to-study-downtown-library-expansion-effort

San Rafael receives $462,120 donation to help build new downtown library

from the Marin Independent Journal

“Preliminary plans to build a new downtown San Rafael library are in the works after the City Council approved a donation of more than $462,000 to the effort.”

http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_27446639/san-rafael-receives-462-120-donation-help-build

San Rafael approves yearlong library security guard contract

from the Marin Independent Journal

“San Rafael has approved a $100,000 yearlong contract with a security company to patrol the downtown library and other city buildings. Unarmed, full-time security guards were hired April 1 to enforce the library’s behavior policy and keep unruly visitors in check. On Monday night the City Council voted unanimously to continue that contract for the next year. “

http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_26682367/san-rafael-approves-yearlong-library-security-guard-contract

San Rafael mulls yearlong library security guard deal

from the Marin Independent Journal

“Patrons of the downtown San Rafael Public Library could see security guards patrolling the grounds for the next year if the City Council votes to ink a new contract. The unarmed, full-time guards were hired April 1 to enforce the library’s behavior policy and keep unruly visitors in check. Now five months later library officials have decided they would like to make the book bouncers a more permanent component of the literary vault.”

http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_26547045/san-rafael-mulls-year-long-library-security-guard