Harford County Public Library has hired Rebecca R. Jessop to direct its foundation. She will be responsible for raising funds to augment the financial resources of the library and promoting awareness of library services. Formerly the coordinator of the Harford County Cultural Arts Board and director of special events and community outreach for the Center for the Arts, Jessop has a background in marketing, event coordination and public relations. She served as media marketing specialist for the Baltimore City Office of Cable & Communications and as director of special projects for the Senator Theatre. Her top priorities: the Havre de Grace Library building renovation and expansion, continued renovation of the Bel Air Library’s Early Literacy Interactive Space and coordinating partnerships for the Library’s Summer Reading Program.