Jesse Arreguín is suggesting appointing a political colleague to the Board of Library Trustees rather than the lawyer whom the board has nominated.
Berkeley Library Director Jeff Scott was not forced out of his job but decided to resign after a conversation with Abigail Franklin, the chair of the Board of Library Directors, in which they both agreed he was not a “good fit” for the position, according to Franklin. Franklin went to see Scott, 38, on the morning […]
The Berkeley Public Library announced Monday that Jeff Scott has officially resigned from his position as director of library services. The move comes just 10 months after Scott took the position, in November 2014. The resignation is effective Sept. 8. Scott’s abrupt departure comes in the wake of a controversy over the weeding of books at Berkeley’s central […]
More than 40 people expressed concern about the actions of the Berkeley Library director at a specially called meeting Wednesday night of the Board of Library Trustees. Those who spoke publicly – who were supported by 40 observers – not only complained about the aggressive book weeding policy put forward by Jeff Scott, the director, […]
The Board of Library Trustees (BOLT) will hold a special session Thursday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. to make a final decision on a community proposal to rename the South Branch library after a local activist. At its April 22 meeting, BOLT considered the petition to rename the branch at 1901 Russell Street after the […]