WPL Library Director Starts Oct 14! #WeathersfieldVT #VT

Ascutney, Vt. – The Weathersfield Proctor Library is pleased to welcome Mark Richardson as the new Library Director as of October 14th.

Mr. Richardson spent his youth in Bellows Falls and is excited to return to the area. In 2014, through the Veteran Retraining Program, he was able to earn his Associates of Applied Science degree as a Library Technician. This gave him the opportunity to pursue his lifelong passion of working with books. In August, Mr. Richardson completed a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Clarion University. He also holds a Master’s in Divinity and Theology from Bangor Theological Seminary in addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vermont College of Norwich University.

Mr. Richardson has a wide range of experience from his time at Bangor Theological Seminary working with collection donation under the head librarian during his work study. Mr. Richardson has spent the past two years volunteering at the Penobscot Marine Museum assisting with various cataloging and processing new acquisitions. Additionally, he has completed his internship at the Bangor Public Library where he worked in the special collections and local history department digitizing images and documents to be used for metadata for upload to the Maine Memory Network and/or the Bangor Digital Commons. As an ardent bibliophile and book collector, Mr. Richardson firmly believes, “that librarians have a responsibility to master new technologies as they come along, but they have an equal responsibility to preserve the print heritage of their communities.”

In his free time, Mr. Richardson enjoys exploring his interests of astronomy and camping with his wife and three children. They are looking forward to becoming a part of the Weathersfield community and enjoying all our town has to offer.

The Weathersfield Proctor Library is a small red brick building located on Route 5 in Ascutney, Vermont. Dedicated in 1903, it was the gift of Benjamin Franklin Blood in memory of his mother, Roxalana Proctor Blood.

Stop by and welcome Mark to our Library and our Town!

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