A northern NH native from Colebrook, Deborah began her library career began across the river from there as the Director at the Alice Ward Memorial Library in Canaan, VT. She served as the Media Specialist at Canaan’s K-12 school for three years as well. During her time in Vermont, she worked closely with VELI, Vermont’s Early Literacy Initiative, and she served as an officer with the Vermont Library Association.She was director of the Allenstown Public Library and Loudon, NH’s public library before becoming the Youth and Adult Services Librarian at the NH State Library. Currently, Deborah serves as the President of the New England Library Association, living happily just outside of Concord with her husband and her cat Simba.