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Carson’s Jones named librarian of the year

Courtesy of Cathleen Allison / Nevada Photo SOurceCarson City Library Director Sara Jones was named the Nevada Library Association’s 2012 librarian of the year.

Carson City Library Director Sara Jones was named the Nevada Library Association’s 2012 librarian of the year at the association’s annual conference held last week in Las Vegas.While the award focused on her last six years as director of Carson City’s library system, Jones’ career spans more than 25 years, including a stint as state librarian during the Kenny Guinn administration.The award specifically cited Jones’ leadership and fiscal management. She also was credited with bringing new technology to the library, such as radio frequency identification to check out materials, that extended service time by several hours.“She has been able to organize staff in a manner that creates greater community access to the library while, at the same time, reducing expenses to help meet community budget goals,” said City Manager Larry Werner in a letter supporting her nomination. “The vision of Mrs. Jones to see the role of the library in the digital world has been successful in increasing the number of patrons across all age groups.”