(Mountain View, Calif.)— The City of Mountain View is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Gray as the new Library Services Director. Gray is bringing more than 15 years of library experience and her expertise in collaborating with community groups, strategic planning, budgeting, staffing and facilities design and maintenance. She is expected to start on July 9, 2018, following the retirement of the current library director, Rosanne Macek.
“We’re looking forward to having Tracy on our team to continue the tradition of excellence at our library,” said City Manager Dan Rich. “We were pleased to have a very strong pool of candidates, and Tracy rose to the top with her combination of experience, collaborative style and communications skills.”
Gray is joining Mountain View from the Sonoma County Library system, where she is the Interim Library Director, overseeing 13 branches and more than 200 employees. Prior, she held the positions as the Central Library Manager for the Sonoma County Library, the Library Manager for the City of Tempe Public Library in Tempe, Ariz., and an adjunct faculty librarian at the Maricopa Community College District in Mesa, Ariz. Gray has also been active in a variety of library organizations including the California Library Association, Arizona Library Association and the NorthNet Library System.
Gray expressed, “I am honored to have been selected as the next Library Services Director for the City of Mountain View. 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.”
Among Gray’s many accomplishments, she formulated a $30 million budget, planned for branch revitalizations and is known for working collaboratively with Library Commissioners, County and City officials and staff, and citizen-led action committees. Gray has also given a number of presentations at library conferences and community groups, has received several honors including the Public Library Association Demco New Leader Award and was a Mildred Dulaney Scholarship recipient in the Texas Woman’s University School of Library & Information Studies. She has a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, a master’s in anthropology from CSU Chico and a master’s in library and information studies from Texas Woman’s University.
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Shonda Ranson, Communications Coordinator
(650) 903-6302, SRanson@mountainview.gov
GRAY PHOTO BELOW (Courtesy of Tracy Gray)