Rubi Simon is the Library Director at the Howe Library in Hanover, NH. She recently moved to New Hampshire after having worked in Vermont since 2009. Her prior management experience in Vermont includes the Director of the Fletcher Free Library in the city of Burlington, and the Burnham Memorial Library in Colchester.
Prior to 2009, Rubi successfully held a management position at the Boston Public Library as the Assistant Neighborhood Services Manager overseeing the 27 branches for the city. In this capacity she concentrated on staff development, city-wide initiatives and programming focused on literacy development relating to youth services and diverse populations.
Rubi is a graduate from the University of Kentucky where she received her BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies. After graduating she attended the University of South Florida where she received a Masters in Library Science.
Throughout her career, Rubi has volunteered for many community-based groups; In addition she has been an advocate for minorities, and engaged with organizations which promote leadership and civic engagement among Latinos.
Mrs. Simon has also worked in Florida and Kentucky and has served on various boards and committees including the Committee on Diversity for the American Library Association, Rotary, United Way, and the United Way Women’s Leadership Council. Most recently she has served as a member of the Vermont and New Hampshire advisory committee for the U.S. civil rights commission.
Mrs. Simon currently lives in Etna, New Hampshire with her Husband and 3 daughters.