Robinson named Jamaica library director

Alan Robinson has been named director of the Jamaica public library.

“The Jamaica public library is a tremendous resource for the community of Jamaica,” says Robinson. “The staff and board of trustees have done an amazing job of developing and nurturing the facility. I see opportunities for continued outreach of the library as a resource center for residents of Jamaica and nearby communities in Guthrie, Greene and Dallas counties. I am excited about the possibilities for expanded programming and special events.”

Robinson brings considerable writing and editing experience to the director’s position. A Grand Junction native, he graduated from East Greene High School and then studied journalism at Drake University in Des Moines. After gaining editorial experience with newspaper staff positions in Iowa and South Carolina, he embarked on a 20-year career in magazine publishing in New York. Additionally, while residing in New York City, he completed work on a bachelor of arts degree in humanities at New York University.

He returned to Grand Junction in 2011. He was the first program director of Jefferson Matters: Main Street (2012-2014) and was among the inaugural staff hired at the Cobblestone Hotel in Jefferson in 2015, where he continues to work part-time as a guest services representative.

The Jamaica public library at 316 Main St in Jamaica is open Monday through Friday, 1-5 pm. The library also houses the Guthrie County Genealogical Society. More information is available at 641-429-3362 or jampublib [at] netins [dot] net.

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