Library director plans series of meetings to discuss operations

Michelle Boisvenue-Fox

The new director of Mesa County Libraries has scheduled a series of informal meet-and-greet events to discuss ideas about library operations and services.

Michelle Boisvenue-Fox, who took over in July as director of Mesa County Libraries, has scheduled events for all eight branch locations.

“I look forward to serving Mesa County residents. It is my desire to find out what community needs are most prevalent and get to know people living here,” Boisvenue-Fox said.

The events are set for:

Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction — 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20 and 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11.

Clifton Branch, 590 32 Road — 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 24.

Collbran Branch, 111 Main St. — 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 24.

De Beque Branch, 730 Minter Ave. — 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 11

Fruita Branch, 324 N. Coulson St. — 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 23

Gateway Branch, 42700 Highway 141 — noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 3.

Orchard Mesa Branch, 230 Lynwood St. — 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 17.

Palisade Branch, 119 W. Third St. — 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 5.

Boisvenue-Fox brings to her duties more than two decades of experience, most recently as director of programming, outreach and collection services for the Kent District Library in Comstock Park, Mich. That role was the latest of a variety of jobs for her in the 19-branch Kent District Library. She 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.