ST. JOHNSBURY ó Vermontís St. Johnsbury Athenaeum has hired a new curator of collections.
The athenaeum announced Wednesday the appointment of Robert Joly to the post.
Last month, the athenaeum laid off some staff members and restructured full- and part-time positions.
Earlier this month, about 200 people protested the move and called on the libraryís trustees to rethink their decision to reduce the staff.
The Athenaeum is a private, not-for-profit public library and art gallery.
Joly joined the athenaeum in 2004 working primarily in library services while expanding his experience in the presentation and preservation of the athenaeumís collection.
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