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Former Montrose librarian claims she was fired for talking too loudly to police

“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. Library spokesman Trenton Smiley declined to comment on the lawsuit. Library attorney Patrick Parker also declined comment. No response to the allegations has been filed with the court. Harshfield’s attorney, Tom Pabst, said his client was serving as a whistleblower when she was fired by the library.” (via Mlive.com)

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Second Hudson Falls library worker loses job in wake of reading program controversy

“After 28 years as an aide at the Hudson Falls Free Library, Lita Casey said, she was “stunned” to get a telephone call from a member of the library’s board of trustees Monday night, telling her she had been fired. She said she believes the action is related to a controversy over the library’s summer reading program. The decision, made by the board Monday night, came days after board President Michael Herman confirmed that Director Marie Gandron, who had been at the library 41 years, was no longer employed there.” (via Glens Falls Post-Star)

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Morton Grove Library lawyer scolds trustees teen employee’s removal

“Trustees at the Morton Grove Library did not stand behind their decision to remove a 16-year-old employee who was scheduled to show several R-rated movies in recent weeks. Instead, the one trustee not involved in the situation and the library’s attorney voiced concerns about potential ethics violations and potential violations to the open meetings act. “It was not ethical for a trustee to step in and do something of that nature at that moment,” said Trustee Arthur Goldstein. “The trustees work with the board and its director, not with patrons and employees.” (via Morton Grove Champion)

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Library clerk fired after taking storm precautions

“After 24 years on the job, longtime Round Lake library clerk Theresa Marchione is out of work, a firing that has created a firestorm of controversy in this small Saratoga County community, especially since the dismissal came about because of a storm.” (via WNYT)

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