Jul 11, 2013 2:33 PM by KPAX/KAJ Media Center
KALISPELL - The Flathead County Library Foundation has announced that Dori Muehlhof will be taking over as executive director on Aug, 1. She'll be responsible for helping the foundation enhance and support the programs, facilities and patron services of the Flathead County Library System.
Muehlhof brings is leaving her position as Director of Member Services for the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce, which she has held since 2010. Muehlhof was previously Executive Director of the former Flathead Convention & Visitor Bureau from 2005 to 2010.
The Flathead County Library Foundation raises and accepts funds for projects and services not covered by the county library system's operating budget. In the past three years it has provided more than $150,000 in support for the main library in Kalispell and branches in Bigfork, Columbia Falls and Marion.
"Libraries are critical to thriving communities," Library Director Kim Crowley said. "Libraries and librarians guide our citizens to discover and explore information and technology and provide a comfortable place to meet and scheme, start learning to read from birth, create a business, invent something and seek entertainment. We're excited to welcome Dori, and we look forward to the energy she will bring to the Foundation."