Friday, July 8, 2011
Public Library Administration: The Things They Don't Teach You in Library School
Library, Libertyville agree on lot changes. (Daily Herald, 7/7/2011)
Excerpt: “As I tell people, the good news is we have a vibrant downtown,” library Director Stephen Kershner said. “But the bad news is we have a vibrant downtown.”
The two agencies have been at odds over the lot’s design since before the renovated and expanded library building reopened in January.
Village leaders approved the parking lot’s design before construction began, but later requested changes to accommodate the weekly farmers market, the popular Libertyville Days festival and other events.
The library board had been reluctant to make changes, primarily citing motorist and pedestrian safety concerns.
As part of the agreement, cars leaving the library parking lot via the Brainerd Avenue exit will have to make a right turn to go north on Brainerd.