Library board names new director

Michelle Boisvenue-Fox
Michelle Boisvenue-Fox

Michelle Boisvenue-Fox, a library administrator with two decades of experience, is scheduled to take over in July as director of Mesa County Libraries.

Boisvenue-Fox was selected by the Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees to oversee a public library system with eight locations.

“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,” 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.”

Boisvenue-Fox serves as director of programing, outreach and collection services for the Kent District Library in Comstock Park, Mich. That role is the latest of a variety of jobs for her in the 19-branch Kent District Library. She’s also worked as 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 and a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism from Central Michigan University.

“Her combination of experience, leadership and creativity opens an exciting new chapter for us going forward,” said Barry Blanchard, president of the Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees. “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.”

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