Jerry Carbone retired as Director of Brooks Memorial Library in 2015, a position he held for 22 years.  He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin GSLIS and worked the Texas State Library as the Texas Documents Assistant before relocating to Vermont in 1976. Carbone also holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and operates a genealogical research business, Whetstone Genealogy. He serves on the Brattleboro Literary Festival Authors’ Committee and on the Advisory Committee of the Crosby-Gannett Fund, a local foundation that supports projects on  “… innovation, capital improvements, and historical renovation/preservation.” Carbone also is a freelance reviewer for American Library Association’s Booklist and Booklist Online.