Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Former Community Library director sues for wages after firing

Link to March 16 Kenosha News article.

Excerpt: Mary Ellen Close, who was library director for 26 years, was demoted by the Community Library Board last October, then terminated without cause Jan. 20. The board has never publicly stated the reason for the demotion or the firing.

Close filed suit in Kenosha Circuit Court Feb. 24 for non-payment of wages, saying the district failed to pay her $14,640 in wages, accrued sick time, holiday and vacation time after she was terminated.

Community Library in the news.

Position Announcement:  Library Executive Director, Community Library, Salem, Wisconsin.  (2/5/2010)

Former Director of Community Library: From Demotion to Dismissal. (1/29/2010)

Community Library Board Member Wields Machete to Address $1,000 Deficit. (12/06/2009)

New Community Library Representative to Wilmot School Board
. (11/11/2009)

Demoted director to fight for job
. (10/30/2009)

Library Board confirms interim director. (10/27/2009)

Community Library Soap Opera Continues
. (10/23/2009)

Community Library Update: "What we have here is...failure to communicate. (10/09/2009)

Community Library Board of Trustees: Riding Roughshod? (10/01/2009)

Library Board's "Positive Direction" Takes an Immediate Detour. (9/30/2009)

West county library group under fire. (1/29/2009)

1 comment:

Tasha said...


Thanks so much for keeping up with this story. I really appreciate hearing about what's happening in this fiasco.