Meet Our Staff


Liza L. Comiskey, Director/Librarian

     Liza holds a bachelors degree in Social Work and has over 20 years experience in working with children, youth and families. In 2004 she became involved with the library and in 2006 accepted a position as library director. In 2009 she received her Public Librarian Certification through the state of Vermont.

     Paulette Unwin, Assistant Director

     Paulette has been active in the town of Highgate and with the library for many years. She served for many years on the Highgate Planning Commission and was involved with the Highgate Zoning Board. She has also served as clerical secretary for the town. Her sense of humor, knowledge of the community and love for children, make her a wonderful addition to our family!


Michelle Gagne, Program & Outreach Coordinator

     Michelle holds a bachelors degree in Sociology and Anthropology and has over five years of community outreach and networking experience.  Prior to joining the HLCC team, she was a Reach Up Case Manager for the Parent Child Center at Northwestern Counseling and Support Services.


Shane Lloyd, Volunteer Extraordinaire

    Mr.Shane, as is his known by all of his story time friends, has been an active volunteer here at the library since 2014 and is loved by children and parents of all ages.


Rose Pryme, Library Clerk

    Rose lives in Highgate and joined our team in 2016. She is a positive addition to our staff and her cheerful, upbeat personality, along with her sense of humor,  is  enjoyed by all who meet her.