Kate Owen is the librarian at Thetford Academy. Her role is in teaching students how to locate, evaluate, and use information and information technology. She is fascinated by how the Internet is changing our world, and offers a class that explores the topic called “Internet & Society.”

Kate started at TA in 2009 after earning her Master of Library Science with a focus on school media studies from the University at Buffalo. Despite being an avid, life-long reader and learner with a passion for research and stories, Kate didn’t immediately find librarianship as a profession.

Along the way, she’s held a variety of diverse jobs, such as a production manager for a newspaper, web monkey, and general manager of an executive suite. Originally from the Adirondacks of New York State, she also has ancestral roots in the Upper Valley—one of her ancestors once stood before Asa Burton for judgment in a religious dispute.

“TA students are wonderfully positive and curious, yet grounded in these Vermont hills,” she says, “I doubt I could find a nicer school or better colleagues.”

“Consider that the mind is capable of an endless growth.”—Asa Burton, one of the founders, urging citizens of Thetford to establish TA in 1819
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