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The Community Library is thrilled to announce the appointment of Cynthia Dillon as its new executive director!
Ms. Dillon comes to the Library from San Diego, where she is currently serving as executive director of Malashock Dance, a highly regarded modern dance company and school. Prior to joining Malashock, Dillon held senior management positions at the San Diego Museum of Man from 2007 to 2012. As director of interpretation and visitor experience, she supervised various museum departments including education, curatorial, exhibits, marketing and retail activities. She created public programs ranging from scholarly panel discussions to lively multicultural performances. Dillon is a member of the American Association of Anthropology and the Society for American Archaeology, and, as an adjunct professor, teaches archaeology in the Department of Anthropology at San Diego Mesa College.
As an anthropologist, Dillon brings to the Community Library a unique perspective on the human story. Reflecting on the relationship between her discipline and the role of libraries, she said, “In anthropology we study humanity temporally and spatially through the lens of culture. Libraries provide access to information and knowledge, as well as community connection, all normative values in Western culture, and particularly modern society. Libraries harbor human stories, and understanding the human story is what anthropology is all about.”
In making the announcement, Board of Trustees chairman Lyman Drake said, “We enthusiastically welcome Cyndi Dillon to the Community Library and to the Wood River Valley. She possesses excellent nonprofit organization leadership and management skills, as well as sophisticated experience in educational programming, collection stewardship, and community engagement. We are confident that she will lead us to new heights of excellence in every aspect of the Library’s endeavors to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of our community.”
Ms. Dillon is set to begin her duties at the Library July 1st.