The library is happy to announce librarian Myles Cooper as our new Library Manager! Myles has been with Mechanics’ Institute for 8 years, first as an on-call Library Assistant and progressing into teaching classes and overseeing various book groups, becoming an essential part of the programming team. Myles has a background in teaching, loves providing adult education services, and is eager to focus more on the library, management, and operations. In addition, Myles will be overseeing our archives to ensure the continued legacy of Mechanics’ Institute history, so if you have any questions about our archives or special collections, don’t hesitate to reach out.
Myles will be working with the Senior Director in the library and with the library staff directly on projects to enhance and invigorate our library space and services. When not immersed in history in the basement archives, you can generally find Myles on the 2nd floor of the library.