State of Vermont Board of Libraries


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


  • Geographic Naming Committee: Broughton, Post
  • Minimum Standards for Public Libraries Committee: Broughton, Granquist
  • Vision for Vermont Libraries Committee: Broughton

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 contact Lauren Wallace at or (802) 636-0021.


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.

Special Hearing
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 10 am – 12 pm
Agenda and virtual meeting link will be forthcoming.

Public notice of Board Meetings also can be found listed under Public Meetings on our events calendar.

Prior Meetings




For information on older Board meeting agendas or minutes contact the Vermont Department of Libraries.