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Mountain View officials have hired a new director to lead the city's library. Tracy Gray, who currently heads the Sonoma County Library System, will start her new position at Mountain View Library in July. She replaces the current library director Rosanne Macek, who is retiring.

Gray takes on the new job with more than 15 years experience working at libraries. At her former job in Sonoma County, she managed a 13-branch system and more than 200 employees. Prior to that, she worked at the city library in Tempe and a community college library in Maricopa County, both in Arizona.

"I am honored to have been selected as the next library services director for the city of Mountain View," Gray said in a statement. "I am thrilled to be joining this exceptional city and look forward to getting to know the staff and the community; and leading the library in continuing to serve and provide our residents with excellent library services."

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Posted by Ed
a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 15, 2018 at 6:05 am


The library is largely irrelevant to most residents. It is mostly a homeless center, a place for free internet and a place where the RV dwellers can unwind after a long day.

So I'm guessing the salary is close to $200,000.

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Posted by BillyJoe
a resident of North Bayshore
on May 15, 2018 at 7:36 am

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I used to do taxes for a librarian. You aren't far off Ed.

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Posted by Roland
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 15, 2018 at 2:39 pm

Salary ranges for all Mountain View employees are readily available: Web Link

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Posted by Shocked by ignorance
a resident of Whisman Station
on May 15, 2018 at 2:43 pm

“Largely irrilevant to most residents”, “mostly a homeless center”, “a place where the RV dwellers can unwind after a long day”? Guess who’s never been to the library.
Being curious or shocked or bitter about the salary of the director is one thing. Denigrate an essential place for the community and reduce it to your intensely unpleasant way of seeing life is another matter. You obviously have no idea what role the library plays in the life of plenty of residents and non residents. You obviously aren’t aware of all the opportunities and programs offered by the library. Your blatant disregard for culture is painful. You should try going to the library. It might open your mind, if you’re up for it.

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Posted by Donna
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 15, 2018 at 4:09 pm

As a board member of the Friends of the MVPL I am appalled at the above comments. The Library's goal is to
serve all citizens. Hundreds of children attend the weekly
programs learning the importance of the life skill of reading Adults come to check out books, attend classes, and make new friends. It is a busy place.

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Posted by Maher
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on May 15, 2018 at 6:14 pm

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ED: Your ignorance is showing. I'm betting you don't use any library and probably never did.
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I do use our splendid library every week actually, and I am a MV homeowner btw. We are lucky to have such an excellent collection of books, DVD's, CD's and all of the news media you could want to research.

Aaand... every time I'm at the library, I marvel at all the children witht heir parents, bringing books back or picking up shopping bags full of books to check out. Despite the internet addictions that some people (like you for instance) fall victim to... even here in Silicon Valley children are learning to be avid readers of real life books that you hold in your hand and can feel, and smell and set down and pick up. THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS, you silly silly man.

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Posted by Local mom
a resident of Shoreline West
on May 15, 2018 at 6:22 pm

My young children and I use the library often. We enjoy the programs they put on for children and families. We are especially grateful to Ms Sharon, a lovely children's librarian.

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