Link to April 5 Kenosha News article.
Excerpt: The former director of the Community Library District has filed a lawsuit against a library board member, alleging slander and libel, along with a complaint with the state contending she was a victim of discrimination.
Mary Ellen Close filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development March 29, contending that age and sex discrimination were a factor in her demotion and later termination by the Community Library Board. Close, director of the library for 26 years, is 61.
Close also filed suit against Ken Mangold, a member of the library board and a town of Randall supervisor, saying that he harmed her reputation in the community and caused her to lose her job through slanderous false statements.
Community Library in the news.
Former Library Director Sues for Wages after Firing. (3/16/2010)
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)