Jane Wallace joins Memorial Library team

Mon, 03/27/2023 - 8:00am

    As a Boothbay native, Jane Wallace fondly remembers spending time in the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library after school. “It was always a comfortable space to us back then.” Wallace recalls, “and despite several years having elapsed since, it still remains so to this day.”

    After graduating from BRHS, Wallace moved away to pursue her studies in college at the University of New England, but returned to work at Boothbay Region High School and Boothbay Region Elementary School in both teaching and administrative roles, never imagining it would become a decades long career in education. Although she retired, she soon realized that she still needed the companionship and stimulation that work brings. So she started looking for a good fit locally.

    “My sister served on the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library board, and I always remember hearing good things. I have to say, since I started working at the Library at the end of February, I have not been disappointed.” Wallace continues, “The professionalism among both the staff, and the volunteers has been second to none. People have been warm and inviting and my interaction with our members has been delightful.”

    “Jane coordinates our bustling front desk and lending services. It’s a challenging position at the heart of the library, on the surface it may look easy! The position requires a multi-tasker who is adaptable and professional.” Executive Director Joanna Breen says. “We are excited to have Jane join the team as circulation coordinator. I feel lucky to work alongside people like Jane, who bring new perspectives to our work and who help make this amazing resource the vibrant community space that it is and has been for 99 years.”

    “I’m excited by the future plans I have been hearing about the Library. I look forward to seeing how this incredible resource continues to expand and serve our community, Wallace says in closing. “I’m happy that I am going to be a part of this next chapter in the Library’s history.”