In Uncategorized on 20 October 2013 at 9:47 pm
I never thought I’d be an old woman –
washing dishes by the light of the moon
You could knock me down with a feather –
and watch me swoon, ‘n watch me swoon
In © spb on 7 October 2013 at 1:52 pm
My two-sentence horror story:
I visited our local free library.
The director had been fired!
In © spb on 7 October 2013 at 1:20 pm
Dear friends on the Rockingham Free Public Library Board: I’m sorry but I so disagree with your decision to fire Celina Houlne as Library Director. I respect your work as Board members but, regretfully and respectfully, I disagree with votes cast in favor of dismissing Celina as RFPL Library Director. Thus, I raise my voice and will do my best to support her peaceful return.
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As a former elected member a previous Rockingham Free Public Library Board of Trustees
— in fact, in a spirit of full disclosure, a member of the RFPL Board directly involved in recommending the hiring of Celina Houlne as RFPL Director – I would like to raise my voice in clear support of Ms. Houlne as a capable librarian and competent director. As a library
patron and community member, I have been pleased and impressed with ongoing changes and continuing improvements Ms. Houlne has been able to facilitate as library director.As I did as an RFPL Board member, I support and encourage open and inclusive public meetings; I will continue to support greater transparency in the RFPL Board process, as I do for all community Board meetings and minutes in the Rockingham area community.I am confident that I am not the only library friend, patron, or former RFPL Board member who looks forward to the day — sooner rather than later, we can hope — when Ms. Houlne may be welcomed to return to the Library and her ongoing work there as its Director. I would be happy to join with others who would also like to raise their voices, hearts, and minds in support of Celina Houlne’s lawful and timely reinstatement as Director of the Rockingham Free Public Library.
We hope RFPL Board members will find ways to more carefully and conscientiously listen, respect, and respond to all library friends, patrons, and community members they are elected and can be expected to serve. I support open, public, mindful, mediated resolution.
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— In her first public comments since being removed, the recently fired director
of the Rockingham Free Public Library on Tuesday stated she and her attorney will respond…