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The NY Times Reports on some nice work, if you can get it. Across some tough budget years, the financial tribulations at NY libraries were not reflected in at least one significant way: the compensation received by some of the institution's top officers.
The library's most recent federal tax filing shows that the total compensation for Paul LeClerc, the library's president and chief executive, had increased to more than $800,000, a jump of more than $221,000 from just a year earlier.
During 2005, the library also hired three officers who were paid substantially more than the people they replaced.
The New York Times called more than a dozen of the library's other board members about the officers' compensation. But they either did not return calls or would not comment on the matter. Asked about the compensation, one of the trustees, David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, said, "I'm not going to talk about it."