The Library Board of Directors has hired Lois Hiller as the new library director. She began December 1st.
Ms. Hiller has extensive library administrative experience, having served as director of the Mystic & Noank Library, a historic association library in Mystic, Conn. for eight years. In addition to managing a 13-person staff, Ms. Hiller oversaw interior renovation and exterior historic preservation projects for the library building. She has also served as library director of the Oxford Public Library in Oxford, Conn., and as a reference librarian for the Hartford Seminary Library in Hartford, Conn.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to work together with the staff and board to bring West Falmouth the best in library services, programs, and resources,” Ms. Hiller said. “My goals for the library include increasing access to both traditional and digital resources, planning best uses of library spaces, nourishing community connections, contributing to fundraising activities, and increasing innovative programming.”
Library Board of Directors member and chair of the director search committee Meegan Hatch said, “We are so pleased to have Lois Hiller joining us as our new library director. Lois brings not only her expertise of library science to West Falmouth Library but also the experience of being the former director of a small, community supported library in a seaside community in Connecticut. We immediately felt upon meeting Lois that she would honor our library’s rich history while having the forward thinking to usher it into the future.”
Ms. Hiller holds a Master of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University, a Master of Education from Central Connecticut State University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from New York University. She is replacing Pamela T. Olson, who retired in September after nine years.
Ms. Hiller has relocated to Falmouth, where she will be closer to her daughter.