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Library Trustees

Trustees set policy for the library and approve library budgets. Their activities are governed by the pdfBoard of Trustees Bylaws (revised October 9, 2018). The Board meets the second Tuesday of every month throughout the year at 4:45 pm in the Community Meeting Room on the second floor. Board committees have their own meeting schedules. For details, please see the Agendas, Minutes, and Committees page.

Trustees must be Brattleboro residents and are elected at the annual Town Meeting in March. Open trustee seats are posted prior to Representative Town Meeting and general voting in the spring, and interested Brattleboro residents are encouraged to apply.

Current Board of Trustees

*Pending election at 2020 Representative Town Meeting

Name Position
Howard Burrows 2022, 3rd term
Sirkka A. Kauffman 2021, 1st term
Jennifer Rowe 2023, 2nd term, Treasurer*
Elizabeth Ruane 2022, 1st term
Leo Schiff 2021, 1st term, President*
Jane Southworth 2022, 3rd term, Vice President*
John R. Woodward 2023, 1st term, Secretary*
Gabriel Sistare 2021, completing unexpired term*
Karen Tyler 2023, 1st term*

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