FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2016
Contact: Katie Vane
Mayor Miro Weinberger Responds to Rubi Simon’s Resignation as Director of Fletcher Free Library
Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger today responded to Rubi Simon’s resignation as director of the Fletcher Free Library. Simon, who has served as library director for the past four years and whose last day will be August 26, 2016, has accepted a position as director of the Howe Library in Hanover, New Hampshire.
“Rubi is a visionary leader who built upon the successful traditions of our 140-year-old library and infused the library with new energy, ideas, and programs at a key moment in Fletcher Free’s evolution,” said Mayor Weinberger. “Her great work and positive influence will benefit Burlingtonians for years to come. While her departure is a significant loss to our community, I wish Rubi much success and happiness in her new position and Rubi and her family a smooth transition to their new home.”
In her letter of resignation, Simon expressed her gratitude to Mayor Weinberger and the library team for the rewarding experience of leading the Fletcher Free Library, stating: “Your unconditional support allowed us to plan for and make great change at the Library. I hope to continue many of the relationships I have developed in Burlington as I move forward and continue to be a strong advocate for libraries in this region… The Fletcher Free Library is an amazing institution. It has a passionate staff that I know will accomplish great things, and I will miss dearly.”
The Mayor’s Office soon will assemble a committee, including Mayor’s Office staff, library commissioners, human resources personnel, and others to engage in a national search for the library’s next talented leader.
*Please see attached letter of resignation from Fletcher Free Library Director Rubi Simon to Mayor Miro Weinberger.