Gleason Library Director Abby Noland resigns

by Cynthia Sorn, 6/22/18

Gleason Library Director Abby Noland has submitted her resignation, effective immediately. The announcement was made after the Library Trustees meeting on Friday, June 22. Library Trustee Priscilla Stevens explained that Noland decided to resign for personal reasons. “Abby didn’t feel she was able to give us 100%,” said Stevens. “Abby has had a very, very difficult challenge at home with family health problems and needs to direct all her attention to it because it is ongoing,” said Stevens. “We understand why she needed to do this.” Noland will receive a month’s severance pay with benefits. She joined the library in 2017 and previously served for three years as the director of the Rutland Free Library in Rutland, Vermont. As was reported in the Rutland Herald, Noland made the move to Carlisle to be closer to medical services for her family. In her letter of resignation, Noland stated, “It has been an honor to work here and serve with the staff of the library and patrons of Carlisle.” ∆