Leadership Directory

OFFICERS | SECTION REPRESENTATIVES | COMMITTEE CHAIRS | ROUNDTABLE CHAIRS | ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVES | COMMUNICATIONS

OFFICERS / EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Officers are voting members of the board, elected by the membership during the annual meeting held each spring. The vice president/president-elect position is the first year of a three-year cycle as vice president, president, and immediate past president. Secretary and treasurer are two-year terms, staggered with each other. See the Board Position Descriptions page for complete details.

President
Mary Danko (she/her)
Director, Fletcher Free Library
235 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802-863-3403
president@vermontlibraries.org
Term ends: June 30, 2026

Vice President
Daisy Benson (she/her)
UVM Library
vicepresident@vermontlibraries.org
Term ends: June 30, 2025

Past President
Oceana Wilson (she/her)
Dean of the Library
Bennington College
One College Drive
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Term ends: June 30, 2025

Secretary
Loren Polk (she/her)
Director, Stowe Free Library
90 Pond Street
Stowe, VT 05672
802-253-6145
secretary@vermontlibraries.org
Term ends: June 30, 2025

Treasurer
Barbara Ball (she/they)
Director, Windsor Public Library
43 State Street
Windsor, VT 05089
802-674-2556
treasurer@vermontlibraries.org
Term ends: June 30, 2024

SECTION REPRESENTATIVES

Presidents are voting members of the board; selected by sections.

College and Special Libraries President
Sarah Scully (she/her)
Electronic Resources & Technology Librarian
Cornell Library at Vermont Law and Graduate School
164 Chelsea Street | PO Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068
802-831-1445
sscully@vermontlaw.edu
Term ends: June 30, 2024

College and Special Libraries Vice-President
Emma Parks (she/her)
David W. Howe Memorial Library
University of Vermont
538 Main St, Burlington, VT 05405
802-656-4404
emma.parks@uvm.edu
Term ends: June 30, 2025

Friends & Trustees Section President
Howard Burrows
Trustee, Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St
Brattleboro, VT 05301
ghburrows@comcast.net

Friends & Trustees Section Vice President
VACANT

Public Libraries Section President
Catherine Goldsmith
Director, Starksboro Public Library
2849 VT Route 116
Starksboro, VT 05487
802-453-3732
cl6585@yahoo.com

Public Libraries Section Vice-President
Josh Worman
Director, Haston Library
5167 Main Street
PO Box 83
Franklin, VT 05457
802-285-6505
librarian@franklinhastonlibraryvt.org

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Government Relations & Advocacy Committee Chair
Margaret Woodruff
Director, Charlotte Library
115 Ferry Road
Charlotte, VT 05445
802-425-3864
margaret@charlottepubliclibrary.org

Membership & Outreach Committee Chair
Erica Shott
Director, Dorset Village Library
Route 30 and Church Street
PO Box 38
Dorset, VT  05251
802-867-4085
members@vermontlibraries.org
Term ends: June 30, 2024

Scholarships & Awards Committee Chair
Pamela Cartier, CLIC Coordinator
Vermont Law School Library
164 Chelsea Street, P.O. Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068
802-831-1440
clic@vermontlaw.edu

Vermont Library Conference Co-Chairs
Dena Marger (she/her)
Director, Lydia Taft Pratt Library
150 West Street
Dummerston, VT 05357
802-258-9878
dummerstonvtlibrary@gmail.com

Maria Avery (she/her)
Community Outreach Manager, University of Vermont Libraries

Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair
Randal Smathers (he/him)
Director, Rutland Free Library
10 Court Street
Rutland, VT 05701
802-773-1860
randal@rutlandfree.org

ROUNDTABLE CHAIRS and OTHER APPOINTED POSITIONS

Non-voting members of the board unless otherwise noted; appointed by president or board.

Archivist
Paul Carnahan
Librarian, Vermont Historical Society
60 Washington Street
Barre, VT 05641
802-479-8500
paul.carnahan@vermonthistory.org

ROUNDTABLE CHAIRS

Inclusion Roundtable Co-Chair
Bridget Stone
Director, Georgia Public Library
1697 Ethan Allen Highway
Georgia, Vermont 05454
802-524-4643
directorgplvt.gmail.com

Inclusion Roundtable Co-Chair
Amy Olsen
Director, Lanpher Memorial Library
141 Main St
Hyde Park, VT 05655
hydeparklibrary@yahoo.com

Personnel Roundtable Chair
VACANT

Technical Services Roundtable Chair
VACANT

Technical Services Roundtable Vice-Chair
VACANT

Vermont Library Substitute Pool Coordinator
Christy Liddy
subs@vermontlibraries.org or christydliddy@gmail.com

VLA News Editor
Janet Clapp
Adult Services Librarian, Rutland Free Library
10 Court Street
Rutland Vermont
802-773-1860
vermontlibrariesnews@gmail.com

Youth Services Roundtable Chair
Erin Davison (she/her)
Youth Services Librarian, Norwich Public Library
368 Main Street
Norwich, VT 05055
802-649-1184
erin.davison@norwichlibrary.org

Youth Services Roundtable Vice-Chair
VACANT

ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVES

American Library Association Chapter Councilor
VACANT

New England Library Association Representative
Amy McMullen
Hartland Library
vt@nelib.org
Ongoing

Department of Libraries Representative to the Board
Catherine Delneo
Vermont State Librarian & Commissioner of Libraries
Vermont Department of Libraries
60 Washington Street, Suite 2
Barre VT 05641
802-636-0031
Catherine.Delneo@vermont.gov

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

Tessa Johnson
vermontlibrarieswebmaster@gmail.com

Susan Larson (she/they)
(Contact with information for website and social media posts.)
susanularson@gmail.com

Jessamyn West
Vermont Mutual Aid Society
PO Box 345
Randolph, VT 05060
jessamyn@gmail.com

Sarah Scully
Electronic Resources and Technology Librarian
Julien and Virginia Cornell Library
Vermont Law School
164 Chelsea St, PO Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068
802-831-1445
SScully@vermontlaw.edu

Last updated May 14, 2024. (JW)