Library board hires new director of library services

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Following a national search, Teton County’s Library Board announced today Dawn Jenkin will take the helm as the next Director of Library Services beginning in February of 2019. Jenkin brings experience working in academic, school and public libraries as well as years in corporate information services and consulting.

Library Board Chair Carol Peck noted, “We are 110% behind Dawn and look forward to welcoming her to our community and seeing her leadership continue to make Teton County Library an essential place to thrive in a changing world.”

Jenkin will move to Jackson from Amsterdam where she has been consulting on organizational structure and strategy for the last year. From 2013 to 2017, she was the Director at Clark Public Library in Clark, New Jersey (population 16,000). Between 2012 and 2013, she served as the Interim Director at Orange Public Library in Orange, New Jersey (population 30,000).

“The Teton County Library has a stellar reputation, and plays such an important role in the community. First and foremost, I believe it’s my job to ensure that we continue to provide excellent service and resources to Teton County, and I know that this will involve a lot of listening and learning at the beginning. I am committed to working with the current staff to build a foundation of trust and collaboration in order to create a great environment in which to work,” Jenkin said. “In addition, no one knows the needs of the patrons and the community better than the staff and the board, and I intend to learn from them and empower them to make sure the library remains a critical resource and welcoming place for everyone.”

As a manager at numerous organizations, Jenkin has demonstrated her skill at connecting with and empowering staff. One of her former colleagues noted, “She is approachable, hands-on and would never ask anyone to do something she wouldn’t do herself.”

Until February, Sid Stanfill, former Director of Sublette County Libraries, will continue to serve as the Interim Library Director.

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