Friday, April 22, 2016
New Library Director Appointed by Library Board
Jessica Allyson Hudson Appointed
Fairfax County Public Library Director
At its meeting last night, the Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees appointed Jessica A. Hudson as the next director of the Fairfax County Public Library, effective Monday, June 13. Hudson succeeds Edwin "Sam" Clay III who retired March 22. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is expected to confirm the appointment at its next meeting.
Hudson has served in increasingly responsible positions in California library systems. She is currently the county librarian for the Contra Costa County Library in Pleasant Hill, Calif., where Hudson oversees 26 public libraries with a budget of $28 million annually and staffof 350. As part of her responsibilities, she works with 19 separate communities to assess needed updates and improvements in services, facilities, staffing levels, technology and materials
Prior to her current position, Hudson was the county librarian for the Nevada County Library in Nevada City, Calif., from December 2011 to April2014. There she worked with the county leadership to ensure that the citizen feedback loop was open, wrote and administered grants and implemented a lean staffing model for a new technology center. From January 2011 to December 2011, she was the county librarian for Tehama County Library in Red Bluff, Calif.
Hudson began her library career as a library aide in 2001. She moved up as a library assistant and branch manager before becoming a county librarian in January 2011.
Hudson has a master's in library science from San Jose State University and a bachelor's of business administration from California State University, Sacramento.
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