Michelle Boisvenue-Fox selected as new director of Mesa County Libraries

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Michelle Boisvenue-Fox

Michelle Boisvenue-Fox, a library administrator with a two-decade record of driving innovation and creativity in library settings, has been selected as the new director of Mesa County Libraries.

The Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees made the announcement today.

Boisvenue-Fox currently serves as director of programming, outreach, and collection services for the Kent District Library in Comstock Park, Michigan. For the past five years, Boisvenue-Fox has focused her career on user experience and bringing the community’s voice into more library decisions. This process has resulted in some dynamic results for the library, and her experience will now benefit Mesa County Libraries.

She is scheduled to start July 22 as director of Mesa County Libraries.

“We are thrilled to welcome Michelle to Colorado and to our team at Mesa County Libraries,” said Barry Blanchard, president of the library Board of Trustees. “Her combination of experience, leadership, and creativity opens an exciting new chapter for us going forward. Michelle will be a great addition and will provide valuable guidance in helping us achieve our mission to enrich lives and build community through opportunities to learn, discover, create, and connect.”

Boisvenue-Fox has served in a variety of administrative roles in the 19-branch Kent District Library. Her positions there include director of innovation and user experience, interim library director, and assistant director. She holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, as well as bachelor’s degrees in English and journalism from Central Michigan University.

“I look forward to leading Mesa County Libraries and will work together with staff to continue to move the library in an innovative, exciting direction that continues to be the center of the community.  I can’t wait to start and meet the community,” Boisvenue-Fox said. “This is an exciting time to work in libraries. The focus on community and people is inspiring.  I am excited to be a part of Mesa County Libraries’ future.”

Library trustees have been seeking a new library director since June 2018, after former director Joseph Sanchez left for a new opportunity. Initial searches for a new director were not successful, so the trustees hired Bradbury Miller Associates, an executive search firm specializing in libraries, to coordinate the most recent search. Boisvenue-Fox was selected from a field of 33 applicants.

 

ABOUT MESA COUNTY LIBRARIES

 Mesa County Libraries’ mission is to enrich lives and build community through opportunities to learn, discover, create, and connect. Through a network of eight convenient locations, the public library system serves approximately 150,000 people in west-central Colorado with a wide variety of resources, events, and services. Learn more at mesacountylibraries.org.

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