Mayor David S. Cassetti is pleased to announce that Mrs. Jennifer Lester will take over as the new Ansonia Public Library Director.
Although Mrs. Lester is new to the Director position, she is not new to municipal government. She has worked for the City of Ansonia for over 17 years and began her career as a Library Aide for the Ansonia Public Library in 1995. She became a full time employee of the library in 2000.
She also worked in the Police Department as the Executive Assistant to the Chief, before returning to the library as a Library Technician.
The position has a salary of $74,661 in the city’s 2017-2018 budget.
“In an effort to improve efficiency and services at the library, I have appointed Jennifer Lester to the position of Library Director. Jennifer has a wealth of knowledge regarding the library and will breathe new life into this department. She is a real team player and has strong managerial skills. This is a good thing for our Library and for our residents,” Cassetti said.
“I also want to thank Mary Ann Capone for serving as the Library Director these past two years. Mary Ann has a keen knowledge of library science and will be a great asset to Jennifer and staff as we make this transition,” Cassetti said.
Jennifer has an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport and went on to further her education at St. Vincent’s College and Gateway Community College in recent years. She and her husband Timothy are raising four beautiful children.
Mrs. Lester has been a diligent and capable employee over the years. She is a dedicated public servant and is excited about the possibilities for the Ansonia Public Library.
“Together with a wonderful staff and Board of Directors, we can bring new and innovative programs to our library. I want to move the library forward and make sure we are keeping up with the latest technological advances in our field. The library is a wonderful resource for our residents and I want to ensure that we are doing everything possible to bring that resource to light,” Lester said.