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Malimu Chol Dhoor

Malimu Chol Dhoor of Shelburne has joined the library commission at Burlington’s Fletcher Free Library.

“I’m very well connected with new American communities and I see many opportunities where the library can benefit our new learners,” said Dhoor.

Dhoor is a graduate of the University of Vermont where he studied economics and was a McNair Scholar. He is the president of the Sudanese (Sudan and South Sudan) Community Living in Vermont and executive director of the Sudanese Foundation of Vermont.

Dhoor works as a patient services representative at Community Health Centers of Burlington and the programs and community outreach manager at Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte.

Appointed by the mayor of Burlington to serve on the Community Development Block Grant, Dhoor also serves on the board of directors for Spectrum Youth and Family Services.

Having arrived in Vermont in 2007 from Sudan, now South Sudan, Dhoor notes that he received a Fletcher Free library card on his first day in the U.S. There, he learned to use a computer and sent his first email from the library. Dhoor later went on to work at the Fletcher Free Library’s help desk.

The Fletcher Free Library Commission has a total of 10 members.

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