Anne Cain spent 40 years working in public libraries and retired in 2010 as Director of the Contra Costa County Library. Since then, she has served as Interim Director of the San Jose and Sunnyvale libraries. Prior to coming to Contra Costa County, Anne worked at the Pasadena (CA) Public Library and the Newton (MA) Free Library. Under Anne’s leadership, the Contra Costa County Library became a highly successful, award-winning library known for its innovative use of technology, service programs tailored to the specific needs of 26 communities and new library facilities in Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Danville, Dougherty Station, Hercules, Lafayette, Oakley, Orinda, San Pablo, San Ramon and Walnut Creek. Anne served on several California Library Association (CLA) committees and was selected as CLA’s Member of the Year (2006), Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy (2010) and received CALTAC’s Outstanding Library Director Award (2009).
Throughout her career, Anne has had a special interest in identifying, promoting, training, mentoring and coaching talent at all levels in the organization.