Employment & Work Stories

Employment & Work Stories

From the DC Public Library to the Obama Administration

Submitted by birdie on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 13:31

Ricardo Thornton to Join President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Yesterday, President Obama announced his intent to appoint DC Public Library employee Ricardo Thornton Sr. to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, PCPID.

Goshen College staffer comes out as lesbian, resigns library job

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 05/19/2014 - 17:05

http://www.elkharttruth.com/news/schools/goshen-college/2014/05/19/Gosh…

A member of the Goshen College staff has resigned in part because of the college’s policy against hiring people in GLBTQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning) relationships.

Tabi Berkey, who worked in the college’s library, resigned Monday, May 19, and posted an open letter on Facebook explaining her decision.

Fired for Taking Candy from a Baby

Submitted by birdie on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 18:21

Dateline: GOBLES, MI (AP)

A dispute over how a librarian treated visitors has turned into a federal lawsuit in western Michigan.

Shirley Whitt claims she was a victim of discrimination, based on age and other issues, when the Van Buren District Library said it would transfer her from the Gobles branch. She had worked there for more than 20 years.

Queens president: Trustees must nix money-flush library head’s $2M exit deal

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:52

Queens president: Trustees must nix money-flush library head’s $2M exit deal

Melinda Katz has asked Queens Library trustees to get rid of Thomas Galante’s golden parachute, the news of which comes after revelations about his secret job, $392,000 salary and private smoking deck that cost the taxpayer-funded library system $26,000.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/queens-president-trustees-ni…

Queens Library president gets $390G salary, luxe office makeover while shedding 130 jobs

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 06:53

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/queens-library-president-390…

Last year, Queens Library President Thomas Galante was paid more than the mayor or the MTA chairman, and spent $140,000 to renovate his offices at the Central Library. Meanwhile, Galante eliminated nearly 130 library jobs through layoffs and attrition over the past five years.

Fired for...Talking Too Loudly?

Submitted by birdie on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 15:43

From the Flint Journal:

MONTROSE, MI -- A former Montrose librarian is suing the Genesee District Library over claims she was fired for talking too loudly.

Susan Harshfield, 30, of Swartz Creek, said she was fired for talking loudly to police after she called for help with a patron who refused to leave the library.