Elsworth Rockefeller Named Adult and Teen Services Manager at Oak Park Public Library
Elsworth Rockefeller has been named Adult and Teen Services Manager at the Oak Park Public Library. In this position, Elsworth will lead staff in delivering outstanding service to adults and teens in Oak Park. Elsworth will also assist in envisioning and creating new innovative library services for the Oak Park community.
Adult and Teen Services staff help customers find good things to read/view/listen to, assist customers with research, build responsive collections, develop events and classes, and participate in community events. In the coming months, Elsworth will focus on expanding community partnerships, enhancing technology training, and developing new services for job seekers and entrepreneurs.
"I am truly excited to join the Oak Park Public Library team. The agency has a solid reputation of high quality service to patrons of all ages, a commitment to innovation and futurecasting, and a dedication to incorporating play into the workplace, which are all things I see as critical to successful library work." Rockefeller continues, "The local pride and Midwestern hospitality of the village is evident all over Oak Park, and I'm looking forward to serving both library patrons and library staff as we discover new ways to grow as a library and a community."
"I am delighted to have Elsworth joining us," states Rebecca Teasdale, Assistant Director for Public Services and Programs. "Elsworth is a forward-thinking leader with a track record of delivering excellent service to diverse communities. Oak Park can look forward to even more innovation and excellence from its library."
Elsworth received his MA in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was selected as an Emerging Leader by both the American Library Association and the New Jersey Library Association. Elsworth was previously employed at the District of Columbia Public Library where he served as the Manager of Children's and Teen Services at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. Prior to joining DCPL, Elsworth held progressively responsible positions at the Ocean County Library in New Jersey.