Anne Cain served as County Librarian of Contra Costa County Library from 1989 to 2010. Anne worked with communities in planning 12 new library buildings and operated three joint-use libraries in partnership with a middle school, high school and community college. Contra Costa Library earned a national reputation for innovative services using technology as outreach. Under her leadership libraries were created in the county’s two juvenile halls.
Anne began her career as the Branch Assistant and Social Service Librarian at Newton Free Library in Massachusetts, served as the Principal Librarian for Pasadena Public Library, at Contra Costa County Library system as Head of the Central Library and Assistant County Librarian.
After her work with Contra Costa County Library, Anne served as Interim Director of Libraries at San Jose Public Library from 2012 to 2013.
Anne earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Denver, Colorado and Master’s in Library Service from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts.
Anne was the 2006 California Library Association’s Member of the Year.
For more information on Anne:
- Beyond Books: Under Anne Cain’s Leadership Contra Costa Libraries Have Become High-Tech Community Centers.
- Audio version (MP3 format, 18.5mb)