Friday, July 5, 2013

The Director Responds to the Past Month's Controversies

Please read the Director's report to the Board of Trustees in advance of next Tuesday's meeting: you can find it here.

Here's part of what Lissak said about the problematic Strategic Planning and process:
"I would strongly discourage any rewrite of the Strategic Plan. We had an especially strong community committee that was very representative of Urbana. The plan includes concrete measures of our efforts and a method for the Board to evaluate and revise the plan annually" (p. 3)
 And here's a selection from her comments on weeding:
"The non-fiction weeding controversy surfaced mid-month. The controversy began with false allegations sent in a letter to City Council and Board, and the false statements then spread through social media" (p. 4)
If you find her response satisfactory, then consider your / our work done. But if you find yourself outraged—as many of us who have been working closely on this issue do—then I hope you will come to the Trustees meeting on Tuesday, July 9, in the Library's Auditorium. It's scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.


  1. When will this director face the public to which she continues to lie ?

    1. Don't be a troll.

    2. John, what is the lie? Just because you don't like an answer, that doesn't make it a lie.

  2. I find the response to be satisfactory. Consider your work done.

  3. That's what I appreciate about living in a democratic society: we can each bring our own perspectives.