The Gila Valley Library has a New Director!
We have an exciting announcement! The Gila Valley Library has a new Director! Madge Slavec, our current volunteer Children’s Librarian and a Board member, will step off the Board to assume the position as part-time Interim Director. This transition is a very positive and promising resolution to the challenges we faced when our long-time volunteer Director Phyllis Reiche became ill and was forced to retire from her position. Phyllis has graciously offered to assist Madge in any way she can with the transition. The board has appointed Phyllis Director Emeritus and Phyllis will be the first person invited to join the Library's Advisory Board. Madge’s 40+ years of experience in the field of education include teaching at the Jose Barrios School and running the College Street School in Silver City for 12 years before teaching in the Glenwood and Reserve schools. She will continue her volunteer-time involvement with children’s programs while adding other required responsibilities and leadership functions to her role. This position, so important to the Library's success, will carry a small salary. We are actively seeking local donations while the board finds additional funding to ensure the Library can maintain a permanent position for a Director.Expect to see Madge’s influence at the library soon: additions to the collection, expansion of our volunteer opportunities, and programming initiatives that will include Summer Theater for school kids, new collaborations with the Cliff School, activities within a wide-area literacy network and much more. Madge's official start date is April 15.
The Gila Valley Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in New Mexico. Gifts and donations are tax-deductible within the limits of current IRS regulations. We appreciate your support!