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Gail Haar, the departing director of the Marin County Free Library, has overseen a contentious reorganization. Some library staff disagree with choices over how temporary parcel tax funding is being used, including the hiring of staff without professional degrees. David Briggs

Voters overwhelming approved a temporary $49-a-parcel property tax increase in 2010 to stanch the county libraries’ dwindling revenues and state-government support. Halfway through the voter-authorized, five-year period, the Marin County Free Library is struggling not just to remain solvent in a high-tech world with new expectations of libraries but also to maintain the . . .

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