Wilder Memorial Library hires new library director

WESTON, Vt. – The Board of Trustees of the Wilder Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Randall Szott will be our new library director. Szott has many talents, which made him an outstanding choice for the director post. Szott is a writer, chef, and former merchant mariner. He has an M.F.A. in art critical practices, an M.A. in creative arts, and an interdisciplinary B.A. with a minor in philosophy. He has taught college courses and has organized events for arts centers. He recently was invited to participate in a three-week National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute, Space, Place and the Humanities.

Szott has a love of libraries and learning and he will bring new programs and ideas to the library. He recognizes that libraries are no longer just collections of books; they are places for the community to come together and learn and grow. The Library Board of Trustees is very enthusiastic about his ideas for developing the potential of the Wilder Memorial Library as a cultural and community touchstone for Weston and the surrounding area.

Szott lives with his wife, Patricia Fraser, an artist and professor at the University of Vermont, and their twelve-year-old son, Oliver, in Barnard.

His first day at the library will be Nov. 15. Please join the board in welcoming Randall to Weston and to the Wilder Memorial Library.

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