Medford, Oregon (May 13, 2021)—Jackson County Library District is pleased to announce the appointment of Ginny Auer as Executive Director of the Jackson County Library Foundation (JCLF) as of April 2021. 

“Jackson County Library Services is pleased to have Ginny on board and looks forward to working together to champion the mission of the Foundation and the Library,” said Kari May, Library Director. “We are developing our three-to-five-year strategic plan and welcome the Foundation’s support.” 

As an experienced non-profit executive, Auer brings management and fundraising skills, along with a passion for the JCLF mission of building community support for the library, to her role. 

“I am thrilled to be a part of supporting the place where the stories live!” said Auer. “Our local libraries are a cornerstone of our communities, creating opportunities for connection, growth and learning.”   

The Jackson County Library Foundation raised more than $2 million during the early 2000s to build and expand libraries throughout the system. Most recently, JCLF sponsored Rogue Reads, the library’s community reading program, and secured funds through a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to hire a library social worker.  

“This kind of support says a lot about the vision and commitment of our Board of Directors, former JCLF leaders, and, of course, our donors, who have embraced our mission and supported our local libraries for decades,” said Auer. “It is an honor to be a part of an organization that supports such a valued community institution.” 

Auer’s background includes leadership positions at the ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum and Southern Oregon Film and Media. She served as development director for four different Southern Oregon non-profits. She has also worked as a non-profit consultant and served on boards of directors. She brings more than ten years of experience in all areas of storytelling as a filmmaker, writer, actor, and narrator. 

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