Special Projects Director
Barry Trott, 757.259.7747
The Special Projects Division is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating complex projects that extend across library divisions. The Special Projects Director leads the implementation of system-wide improvements and initiatives, ensuring that they are aligned with the strategic directions of the Williamsburg Regional Library; provides state of the art thinking about the future of public library collections, programs, and services and current best practices in the field to the Library Director, senior Library management, Library Board, and others as appropriate; and develops and oversees library communication strategies, including press releases, publicity and promotion, library website, social media presence, and mobile applications. Examples of special projects include orchestrating a unified, library-wide approach to the delivery of digital library collections, programs, and services; developing and implementing library-wide staff training models; and coordinating the library’s participation in emerging communication technologies.