Jennifer Belton

Jennifer Belton

Jennifer Belton

During her career, Jennifer worked at the Canadian Embassy Library, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, created the first White House Library for a President while in office and established the first White House Law Library. After a career in public service she was went to work for the press and upgraded the National Journal Library, a magazine devoted to public policy and politics. Sending a blind letter to the Washington Post, she was hired by Ben Bradlee, to provide research to 600 reporters and newsroom editors becoming the director for 15 years of the Washington Post News Research Center.  After creating an online text (“PostHaste”) and photo archive of the newspaper, she won approval for a  project to convert 100 years of the Washington Post, from microfilm to online archive of Post stories, for the period from 1877 to 1977. Moving to Woodstock to retire, instead she assumed the role of Executive Director of the Norman Williams Public Library, January 2012 and achieved a lifelong interest in directing a public library in New England on a town Green.