Fairfax County library system is undergoing profound change. Expectations and uses of libraries are evolving dramatically. At the same time, funding resources have become more constrained.
Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the future of Fairfax libraries with Jessica A. Hudson, Fairfax County Public Library Director. She will discuss the library’s recent Public Engagement report, how that feeds into its in-progress strategic plan and how it is all tied together by some of the fun, innovative, and collaborative programs and services that the library system offers.
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Networking: 7:00 – 7:30 PM
Dinner & Program: 7:30 – 9:00 PM
377 Maple Avenue, West Vienna, VA 22180
Dinner Cost: Members – $39 Non-Members – $49
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Fish, Chicken, Beef, or Vegetarian
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Jessica A. Hudson, Director
Fairfax County Public Library
Jessica A. Hudson is director of the Fairfax County Public Library. As director, Ms. Hudson oversees the largest library system in Virginia, including 23 branches, nearly 600 staff, a budget about $28 million and more than 2.3 million books and materials.
Before her current position, Hudson served in increasingly responsible positions in California library systems, most recently as the County Librarian for the Contra Costa County Library in CA where she oversaw 26 public libraries with a staff of 350. As part of her responsibilities, she worked with 19 separate communities to assess needed updates and improvements in services, facilities, staffing levels, technology and materials. Prior to that, Hudson worked in various other northern California libraries as well, starting her career shelving books at her local library.
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. She also holds a Senior Executive Credential from the California State Association of Counties, in addition to completing a fellowship with the same organization.