Mary Ide’s professional career has been in higher education libraries at San Jose State University and Vermont’s Lyndon State College; as the Director of the WGBH Archives at the public broadcasting station in Boston, and as Regional Director of Vermont Adult Learning in Brattleboro.

My interest is in Vermont and Brattleboro history, particularly the importance of publishing and printing from Brattleboro’s early years, and its lasting effect on the social, cultural and economic development of our community. I am excited to work on a project that will document and clarify the many great stories about Brattleboro’s 200-year reputation as a “book town” of importance.