Library Foundation Executive Director Moving On in January
October 10, 2013
Location: Teton County Library
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, WY - Teton County Library Foundation Board of Directors today announced that Juliann “Missy” Falcey, the Library Foundation’s Executive Director, is leaving in January to pursue her passion for the outdoors and to develop a professional consultancy for nonprofits throughout the region.
“Missy’s impact in our community, through her dedication to Teton County Library Foundation, is beyond measure,” said Lannie Hoglund, Library Foundation President. “Her passionate advocacy has elevated the potential, as well as the achievements, of our library, and nurtured the enduring stability of the Foundation.”
“We’re very pleased Missy will be available to consult with the Library Foundation down the road,” Hoglund added.
A contract project that began in 1994 to raise funds to purchase the 125 Virginian Lane property for the library led to Ms. Falcey’s role four years later as founding Executive Director of the Teton County Library Foundation. During her tenure, she has established clear funding parameters for private support of the library, laying the critical groundwork that enabled the Foundation to become a preeminent public-private partnership.
Teton County Library Foundation’s mission is to secure financial support to strengthen the library’s role as the community open door to a world of opportunity and fulfillment. Most recently, the Foundation completed a campaign to raise significant funds to enhance the new building. These enhancements include state-of-the-art audio visual equipment for study rooms and auditoriums, as well as fixtures and furnishings for the Main Wing reading room.
Falcey said, “Serving the library has been both the highest privilege and the greatest education possible, especially in terms of really knowing this community. I’ve enjoyed helping people connect around ideas, books, learning and problem-solving. The library is a microcosm of what I love about working and playing here. It’s been a tremendous gift and I’m excited to explore new ways to work and invest in our community.”
“Missy’s service to the library through her role with the Foundation has been extraordinary. Her leadership, excellent judgment, keen sense of purpose and her engaging manner have assured the success of this unique public-private partnership. There’s no doubt she’s played a key role in making our library the essential community asset it is today,” said Library Director Deb Adams.
“The board has been engaged in transition planning for some time now, recognizing that Missy wouldn’t be with us in the executive director capacity forever.” Hoglund said. “We’re confident that Pauline Towers-Dykeman, who’s been vital to the Foundation for eight years, will lead us through an era of continued success as the new Executive Director, effective January 1, 2014.”
Towers-Dykeman joined the Library Foundation as a Development Officer in October 2005. She became Associate Director in 2008 and joined the library’s management team in 2011. Her many accomplishments include the conception and management of the author series “Page to the Podium” and securing the lead gift for the library’s successful participation in the Wyoming Libraries Endowment Challenge. Together Towers-Dykeman and Falcey actualized maximum available state challenge funds for Teton County Library.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to learn so much working alongside Missy for many years,” said Towers-Dykeman. “And I’m delighted to be accepting the directorship at a time when we’ve wrapped up several significant projects that have the Foundation better positioned than ever to continue supporting so much of what the community loves about this library.”