State of Vermont Board of Libraries

Members

  • Tom Frank, Milton - Chair
  • Maxie Ewins, Charlotte - Vice Chair
  • Adriene Katz, Williston
  • Linda Saarnijoki, Weston
  • James Saunders, Plainfield
  • Bruce Post, Essex Junction (Term expired - serving until replaced)
  • Deborah Granquist, Weston (Term expired - serving until replaced)

Secretary to the Board: Catherine Delneo, State Librarian

The State of Vermont Board of Libraries serves in an advisory capacity to the State Librarian as stated in the Establishing Statutes (https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/22/013/00602). The seven members of the Board of Libraries are each appointed by the Governor for four-year terms. The State Librarian serves as Secretary to the Board of Libraries but is not a member of the board and does not vote on board matters.

Bylaws and Procedure of the Board of Libraries

Geographic Naming

In addition to advising the State Librarian, the Board of Libraries is responsible for naming geographic locations including mountains, streams, lakes, and ponds in the State of Vermont (https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/009/00152).

To assist in this process, the Board of Libraries created the Geographic Names Policies in 1991. The Board revised this document in 2015 to reflect changes made by the legislature to naming of Transportation Locations, State Buildings, and Areas of Land.

The Board adopted a revised Geographic Names Procedure on August 23, 2022.

Vermont Board of Libraries Geographic Names Procedure (PDF)

To initiate consideration of a new name or a name change of a Vermont geographic location by the Board of Libraries, a geographic naming petition signed by not less than twenty-five interested persons must be submitted to the Board.

Use of the updated Geographic Naming Petition form is required for all Geographic Naming requests to be considered by the Board after July 2022.

Please contact the Vermont Department of Libraries with any questions related to the Geographic Naming Procedure.

Contact

To contact the Vermont Board of Libraries, or for media inquiries, please email lib.contact@vermont.gov or call the Department of Libraries at (802) 636-0040.

Board Meetings

The Vermont Board of Libraries meets quarterly on the second Tuesday of January, April, July, and October at 10:00 a.m. The board will convene regular meetings via Microsoft Teams (with an onsite option at 60 Washington Street in Barre, VT). Vermont Board of Library meetings are open to the public.

Upcoming Board Meetings:

Previous Meetings

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

Vermont Board of Libraries Bylaws and Procedure