Just In Time for National Library Week...
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Sandy is a mother of two grown-up daughters and a son. She has lived in Southern Oregon for more than 32 years and is very engaged in her children’s lives. Sandy’s hobbies include cooking, running, hiking, traveling, music, volunteering and artsy stuff. Sandy manages a part-time cake business and has been making cakes for all occasions the past 23 years.
Sandy is an experienced business professional with a Master’s degree in business administration and marketing, Bachelor’s in business management, and Associates of Applied Sciences in business management. She specializes in operations, strategic planning, and revenue growth with an in-depth knowledge of business and non-profit operations. Sandy brings her many years of experience in non-profit operations, employee and workforce development, budget development and program management to her leadership positions. Sandy has recently been in the position of Outpatient Program Operations Manager with Family Solutions, Prior to this role she was with Goodwill for a couples 0f years as Director of Workforce Development and Director of Education where she developed Adult basic Education, GED, and English as a second language. Sandy managed all the operations of the program, taught, and tutored students outside of class. She spent the three years prior as CEO, Executive Director of a non-profit residential co-occurring treatment facility. Sandy loves working with people, eliminating barriers to learning, and knowing she can and has made a difference in the lives of others and her community.
We're thrilled to introduce Sandy Boatright, the new Executive Director of the Jackson County Library Foundation.
National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.
This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities, towns, schools and campuses, providing critical resources, programs and expertise. They also provide a public space where all community members, regardless of age, culture or income level, can come together to connect and learn.
Library programs are designed to encourage community members to meet and discuss civic issues, work together using new technologies like 3D printing or learn alongside one another in English language or technology classes. Library staff also partner with other civic and service organizations to actively engage the people they serve, always striving to make sure their community’s needs are being met.
Join the celebration! National Library Week is an exciting opportunity for library supporters and libraries of all types to raise awareness of their value and impact in their communities. Free tools are now available to help spread the word about National Library Week including print and digital graphics, sample social media posts and much more! Check back often as we are continuing to add more tools and resources. Ways to Celebrate and Support
1. Visit your library. Head to your public, school, or academic library during National Library Week to see what's new and take part in the celebration. Libraries across the country are participating.
2. Share your library story—how do you library? Libraries mean so many things to so many people: they provide free access to media, host fascinating programs and events, and strengthen their communities through education and lifelong learning. Celebrate National Library Week by sharing your library story—how do you library?
Post photos, videos, or text on social media highlighting what you love about your library, whether it’s a way your library brings your community together or a few of your favorite library resources and activities. Share during National Library Week (April 8 – 13) using the hashtag #MyLibraryMyStory on Twitter or Instagram or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page for a chance to win big: one randomly selected participant will receive a $100 VISA gift card. The promotion begins Sunday, April 7 at noon CT and ends Saturday, April 13 at noon CT.
If you love your library, say it loud and proud: vocal community support helps libraries secure much-needed funding and reminds hardworking library staff that their efforts are appreciated. Participating in #MyLibraryMyStory is a quick, easy way to help your library thrive! And don't forget to tag your library!
3. Show your support for libraries on social media.
And don't forget to follow your library, the American Library Association, and I Love Libraries on social media and join the celebration on social media by using the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesTransform.
4. Donations Your donations will allow Jackson County Libraries to fund new and additional projects and programs in the community you live in. Examples of how your donation could be used to support our libraries:
  • Early Childhood literacy
  • Sparks Spaces
  • Comic Con
  • Storytimes
  • Outreach to the Homebound
Your donations are greatly appreciated!

Click the button below to donate online or mail your donation to: Jackson County Library Foundation 205 S. Central Avenue, Medford, OR 97501
DONATE TODAY

The Jackson County Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity and contributions are tax deductible for United States federal income tax purposes. Federal Tax ID: 93-0854620.
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