Council decided Selawsky’s experience is what is needed now for the board, even though it meant rejecting the lawyer nominated by the BOLT.
Berkeley mayor proposes to sidestep appointment process for library board
Jesse Arreguín is suggesting appointing a political colleague to the Board of Library Trustees rather than the lawyer whom the board has nominated.
Berkeley City Council ousts two library board members
The City Council on Tuesday removed the president and vice president of the Board of Library Trustees.
Opinion: Council should allow Judy Hunt to serve on the library board
Julie Holcomb of the Board of Library Trustees urges the City Council to approve the appointment of Judy Hunt. She also says an independent board is critical for the library.
Opinion: Conversation and a community effort, not politics, is needed to correct the library’s travails
Jim Novosel, a member of the library board, wants to set politics aside and start a “healing process” by convening a task force to look at some of the library’s issues.
Berkeley City Council seems set to oust 2 library board members
Kriss Worthington believes the atmosphere is so toxic at the library that the only way to improve it is to remove two library trustees.
Breaking: Jeff Scott resigns as Berkeley library director
Jeff Scott: resigned as director of Berkeley Public Library, effective Sept. 8 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 […]
Performance of Berkeley’s library director under fire at meeting of library trustees
Jeff Scott, far left at table, talks to members of BOLT before an Aug. 26 meeting. The BOLT member are, from left to right, Winston Burton, Abigail Franklin, Julie Holcomb, and Darryl Moore. Jim Novosel was absent. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel More than 40 people expressed concern about the actions of the Berkeley Library director at […]
After outcry, library board votes to change South Branch name to include civil-rights leader
Supporters of a name change for the South Branch Public Library hold placards at a special Board of Library Trustees meeting on May 7, 2015. Photo: Tracey Taylor Supporters of a name change for the South Branch Public Library hold placards at a special Board of Library Trustees meeting on May 7, 2015. Photo: Tracey Taylor The Berkeley Board […]
Berkeleyans rally to move forward on library renovations
Rachel Anderson joined the rally Tuesday evening outside City Hall. Photos: Tracey Taylor Around 100 people turned out to a rally outside city hall Tuesday evening to express their support of continuing planned renovations to two Berkeley libraries, despite a lawsuit which argues that the city does not have the right to tear down and […]