I’m Bridget Stone, I grew up in Underhill and I spent 4 years as Children’s Librarian at Essex Free Library engaging kids and families. I said SHHH! only once. I weave my background in Literature and Education into listening carefully to the art and beauty in everyone’s words. All of our stories matter; they are how we create, recreate and remember ourselves and what is important in our world. I start every day with a smile on my face because there is always something new to learn. I am eager to use my life to the benefit and service of others. This is more than a job; I’m thrilled to join the mission of encouraging Georgia Public Library in becoming a thriving community hub of gathering, learning, fun, reflection and growth.
Library Assistant, part-time 20-25 hours per week
- Georgia Public Library (GPL) is a hub of civic and community life. GPL is a place that not only connects patrons with information and ideas but with one another. At the Library we are committed to creating spaces where individuals from across all walks of life can come together, virtually and physically, to access knowledge freely. Georgia Public Library is open to all as an inspiring gathering place for the community, providing opportunities and resources for personal enrichment and growth.
- Our ideal candidate is a warm, flexible, creative, and engaging individual who believes in the power of libraries in transforming both communities and individuals. They have good customer service skills as well as knowledge in Microsoft Office and social media apps. They may know something about the wondrous software that runs a library and all its collections- or have the desire to learn. The ability to lift 30 pounds is required – books!
- Story time for children; the summer reading program for six weeks in summer; handle interlibrary loans; create spreadsheets and help maintain accurate statistics for our library; collaborate with director to create opportunities for patron engagement; website maintenance; gather ideas and enact a variety of adult and youth programs.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Directorgplvt@gmailvt.
Deadline for applications is Sunday, March 28, 2021.
I grew up in the town of Georgia and attended high school at South Burlington High School. I am now a student at Saint Michael's College. I grew up going to the Georgia Public Library for storytime and other programming, and have always loved reading. This job is a great way for me to further connect with the community and I look forward to meeting and helping everyone who comes into the library.
My love of libraries started when I was a child and I do not remember a time in my life when I did not possess a library card! I moved to Georgia in 1994 and received my library card sometime soon after and have accessed the library ever since. For the last couple of decades I have accessed the library for checking out books, attending community functions, and I spent time there when my son was little. I love to read fiction and non-fiction and especially enjoy a well crafted mystery! I joined the Trustees in April 2017 and look forward to continued involvement with GPL in the years to come!
I grew up in a small town in Kansas, where going to the library was a weekly, if not more often, tradition for my family. Some of my earliest memories are from the children’s story time at my local library. I have continued to be a library patron in all the places I have lived and consider libraries to be one of the most important civic institutions we have. My family and I have lived in Georgia since 2012, and one of the first places in town I visited with my kids was the library.
Gary Deziel is an assistant professor for UVM Extension. His work focuses on public and non-profit budget and human resource management, and workforce development. His former work experience includes associate dean of finance and operations, UVM Extension, assistant superintendent of the Hancock Agricultural Research Station, University of Wisconsin, and manager of research and communication for the Cranberry Institute (MA). A returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Guatemala), Gary holds degrees from UNH, the University of Wisconsin, and UVM. He likes to read, walk, hike, and lay about doing pretty much nothing at all but watching the clouds pass by in his spare time. Gary and his wife Katrina have lived in Georgia for 19 years, and have one daughter, a newly-minted (UVM) neuroscientist.
I'm retired and, of course, I do a lot of reading. Some of my favorite books include: The Giving Tree, Crime and Punishment, and Fahrenheit 451, to name a few. I like British crime, too. So, because I'm a reader, I want to make sure that everyone has access to the books they want. The library was one of my favorite places when I was a child as I loved how I felt when I was there, so I hope that we can make all of our patrons feel the same.
Member at Large
Have been a Georgia resident for 37 years. Graduate of Bowling Green State University. Have been a library trustee for 5 years. An avid reader and library patron since childhood. Libraries are the places that challenge people to expand their horizons and take chances. It could be by choosing a different author, genre or taking a class. I am extremely proud of our small library.