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Fired librarian sues city to get job back

“Was City Librarian Scott Hughes, one of the few black department heads, fired over his political involvement? Or did his political ambitions hurt his job performance?Those questions are heading for state Superior Court.Hughes is suing his bosses, the library board, over members’ decision last month to terminate him after over nine years. The firing came after months of tension during which Hughes was placed on probation from his $116,000 position to improve his management style and his communication skills.” (via Connecticut Post)

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Pretty on outside, library falling apart inside

“To passers-by on Brush Hill Road, the New Fairfield Free Public Library looks picture-perfect and inviting, with yellow marigolds lining the red-brick walkways and lush plantings bordering its exterior. But inside, the 10,000-square-foot building is showing its age. The groaning heating and air-conditioning system has been known to shut down when the weather gets too hot or too cold, an outdated lighting system makes reading difficult in some areas, and there is no way for persons with mobility problems who park in the lower lot behind the building to get to the adult section at street level.” (via Stamford Advocate)

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Burst pipe floods library, observant man helps save documents

“Books, computers and DVDs at the Woodbury Public Library were ruined by a flood of water, and now, crews are trying to clean up after a pipe burst this weekend. All the damage occurred sometime after director Pat Lunn closed up the library at 5 p.m. on Saturday. She said she received a phone call on Sunday. “The electricity was off, there was water running everywhere,” Lunn said. A 33-year-old pipe burst and sent water into the reference collection, where it damaged books and other items. The water even got into the elevator; however, the historic document collection was unharmed, Lunn said.” (via WFSB 3 Connecticut)

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Conn. bill would study library access to e-books

“Connecticut lawmakers are sending the governor a bill mandating a study of the availability of e-books to Connecticut public libraries.The Senate voted Thursday, 34-0, to require the commissioner of consumer protection to report to the General Assembly on the issue by Feb 1.” (via AP)

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Conn. bill would study library access to e-books

“Lawmakers are calling for a study of the availability of e-books to Connecticut public libraries. The state House of Representatives voted Tuesday 143-0 to pass a bill requiring the commissioner of consumer protection to report to the General Assembly on the issue by Feb 1. The bill, which originally called on publishers to offer e-books to libraries at a reasonable price, was amended to reflect lawmakers’ concerns about the likelihood of lawsuits.” (via AP)

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