The Library Foundation board of directors is very pleased to announce that Janet Wesley has accepted an appointment to the position of Interim Associate Director of the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation.
Janet joined us in early March to provide leadership and direction for the organization with responsibilities that include maintaining the public presence of the organization and relationships with community partners, donors and supporters; sustaining fundraising activities and providing oversight of Foundation operations and budget. Janet served in a similar, short-term capacity for the Foundation in 2015 prior to her assuming a permanent position as Director of Marketing and Development with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (a position she left in December 2019) where she had previously worked as Development Officer, Grants and Annual Fund (2011-2013). Janet also held prior development and/or marketing positions with Greenwood School, First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Acosta Sales & Marketing and Integroup Realty Trust.
As a consultant, she has worked with past clients including Discovery Montessori School and Okapi Conservation Project, in addition to her past and current work with our Foundation. Janet serves on the board of the Wildlife Rescue Coalition and is a previous board member of the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation.
With her nearly 25 years of development and marketing experience, established personal and professional relationships within our community, and keen understanding of our organization and the Library, Janet is uniquely and ideally positioned to lead the Foundation during this transitional period. Please join us in welcoming Janet in her new role for the Foundation.