State of Vermont Board of Libraries


  • Bruce Post, Essex Junction - Chair
  • Deborah Granquist, Weston - Vice Chair
  • Tom McMurdo, State Librarian - Secretary
  • Maxie Ewins, Shelburne
  • Tom Frank, Milton
  • Adriene Katz, Williston
  • Linda Saarinjoki, Weston
  • James Saunders, Plainfield


  • Geographic Naming Committee: McMurdo, Post
  • Minimum Standards for Public Libraries Committee: McMurdo, Granquist
  • Vision for Vermont Libraries Committee: [vacant]

The Board acts in an advisory capacity to the State Librarian as stated in the Establishing Statutes. The Board of Libraries is also responsible for geographic naming duties for the state of Vermont. To assist in this process the Board has created the Geographic Naming Policies. Please see the Named State Highways and Bridges list for recent naming decision. For more information on how to file a petition, please use the Contact Us form below.


To contact the board, or for media inquiries, please use the Contact Us form.

Board Meetings

The Board generally meets the second Tuesday of the month on a quarterly basis and when any special meetings are called. Board of Library meetings are open to the public.

Upcoming Board Meeting:


Previous Meetings







  • January 12, 2016 | Minutes (Approved)
  • April 12, 2016 | Minutes (Approved)
  • July 12, 2016 | Minutes (Approved)
  • October 11, 2016 | Minutes (Approved)
  • 2015