Meet the new Teton County Library Director tonight

(Jackson, Wyo.) - The Teton County Library has a new director and tonight is your chance to meet her. The community is invited to meet Teton County Library’s new Director, Valerie Maginnis, today at 5 p.m. in the Ordway Auditorium. According to the Teton County Library, this meet and greet event provides an opportunity for members of the community to learn about the opportunities and impacts her leadership will bring to the community. Following a national search, and a unanimous vote by the Library Board in November of last year, Maginnis was named Director of Teton County Library, where she’s charged with providing leadership and strategic direction for this valuable community center. Maginnis, who stepped into her new role on December 28, 2015, has more than 16 years of experience in directing large library systems in both county and municipal libraries in California, Colorado and Wyoming. Previously, she served as the Library and Arts Director for the city of Boulder, Colorado, where she developed and implemented Boulder’s first public art program and led an architecturally significant new design and renovation of the main library. As Library Director, Maginnis oversees all library operations, 56 professional and para-professional full-and part-time staff members and over 37,500 square feet of combined space. Teton County Library houses more than 100,000 items for circulation, and each year welcomes nearly 300,000 in-person visits to take advantage of the library’s resources, programs, and services. “Our public libraries are highly valued community centers, and Valerie’s experience is a perfect match for a community as engaged as Teton County,” said Carol Peck Chair of the Library Board. An introduction and remarks will be made at 5:30 p.m. Light snacks and refreshments are provided by the Library Foundation & Friends. The event is followed by an author presentation, Writers at the Library: Nam Le, at 6 p.m. *Feature Photo: **Valerie Maginnis,**Teton County Library / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news