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    Burlington appoints library director

    The Burlington Public Library trustees recently appointed Michael Wick to serve as the town’s new library director.

    Wick, a Melrose resident, succeeds Lori Hodgson, who retired Sept. 8 after 15 years in the position. Wick is a familiar face at the library, having served as assistant director from July 2016 until he assumed his new post Sept. 11. He previously served as the senior reference librarian at the Peabody Institute Library, in Peabody, a reference librarian at the Wellesley Free Library, and a library assistant at the Simmons College School of Management in Boston.

    Wick has a bachelor’s degree in literature, and a certificate in peace and conflict studies, both from Indiana University, and a master’s degree in library science from Simmons College.


    “I feel very grateful for being able to lead a library with such a wonderful staff that is so highly valued by the town, as well as to work with a town that really holds its library in high regard,” Wick said. “We receive a lot of support from the residents as well as from our local nonprofit and commercial institutions.”

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