Pierson Library

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  • Trustees

    Current Library Trustees:

    The Pierson Library Trustees meet on the Third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s Conference Room. Please feel free to join us!

    Ruth Hagerman – Chair

    Barbara Comeau – Treasurer

    Laureen Mathon – Secretary

    Jane Osborne McKnight

    Cathy Townsend

    Lisa Merrill

    John J Boscia

    Josh Ashoosh – Youth Trustee

    Luke Sweeney – Youth Trustee


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    Positions Open on the Pierson Library Board of Trustees

    The Pierson Library Board of Trustees will be interviewing to fill open Trustee positions in February. Trustees are appointed in April for a three-year term and may serve two consecutive three-year terms. Interested applicants must be a resident of Shelburne.

    We are searching for library supporters to help us achieve our vision for a 21st Century Library, creative individuals with an interest in and the time availability to help us meet our fund raising goals, and community leaders that can reach out to Town citizens from all backgrounds.  We would like to hear how you are uniquely qualified to assist us in this exciting adventure!

    The Library Board of Trustees is charged with supervising the Library Director, establishing Library policies and procedures, determining and requesting the annual Library budget, and guiding the future of the Library through long-term strategic planning. The Board is composed of seven residents of Shelburne.

    The Trustees meet monthly on the third Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. Occasional special meetings also may be scheduled. Trustees are encouraged to attend the annual Vermont Library Association Conference held in November at different locations around the state; conference fees and travel are reimbursed. Trustees are also strongly encouraged to attend Town Meeting, the Selectboard budget hearings in December and early January, and occasional Town-sponsored training events.

    Interviews for these positions will be held at the February Trustee meeting.

    Please forward a letter of interest and a resume to Joe Colangelo, Town Manager (jcolangelo@shelburnevt.org) by February 10th. Please contact Ruth Hagerman, Chair of the Board (ruth.hagerman@gmail.com), or Kevin Unrath, Director of the Library (kunrath@shelburnevt.org), with any questions.


    Monday:10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Tuesday:10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Wednesday:10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Thursday:10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Friday:10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Saturday:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    166 Athletic Dr.
    Shelburne, Vermont 05482

    802 985-5124