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by Phd
2013 May 14 09:32
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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Two things: 1. First of all, I have heard from both staff and patrons alike that there is a great sense of relief at the library now. We will never know how such a controversial and duplicitous man was either hired or allowed to stay. When a former board member from a former directorship of Bobowski...
by Phd
2011 Dec 30 21:30
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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Wise One, the wall is kind of a big thing. The issue made the front page of the Gazette. There is no clear picture that tells the story of the wall, who owns it, or what's to be done. Over a year ago it was pointed out by past board member Jay Trinka from Bath County that the wall needed to be repai...
by Phd
2011 Dec 09 16:29
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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Glendale, I am sure the director was disappointed that all of the staff's salaries were not published because he told them all that they would be and tried to drum up opposition to having them released. But, as you said, the only one released was the director's. Can't imagine anyone would want to pu...
by Phd
2011 Oct 22 19:52
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Topic: Rockbridge Life & Culture
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It is a funny little place isn't it? If my memory serves me well, it was built in the mid sixties, called the Coffee Pot and served up really good sandwiches and coffee. I also remember that some time in the eighties, one of Barger's dump trucks was moving along at a pretty good clip on Rt. 60 when ...
by Phd
2011 Oct 20 09:00
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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The library board meeting was yesterday and I understand that everything was worked out with the Bath County Library. They don't want to leave the system. Their hours will not be cut and although I don't know the details, there was some negotiation on Bath's funding. So, good for them for standing u...
by Phd
2011 Oct 16 16:37
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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From The Recorder, Bath County Warm Springs - Bath County supervisors say the county has been paying more than its fair share to the Rockbridge Regional Library system. After Tuesday, that will end. Following a roughly 30-minute closed meeting, the board directed county administrator Matt Walker to ...
by Phd
2011 Oct 05 17:17
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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Why in the world would the board feel like they had to incur yet more legal fees to consult the library's lawyer over whether they could talk, in public, about a board member's continued absence? Perhaps they could just refer to their own bylaws for Pete's sake. Bylaws of Rockbridge Regional Library...
by Phd
2011 Sep 29 20:31
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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A few choice quotes from a recent News Gazette article: "…Bobowski agreed, describing the current library branches as “crumbling, dirty, boring, not appealing, with the exception of the [new] Glasgow library and parts of the Lexington library.” What a horrible thing for him to have said. If I w...
by Phd
2011 Sep 09 13:43
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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The meeting begins at 10:00, Saturday, Sept. 10, at Kendal, in Anderson Hall. It is supposed to go until 4:00.
by Phd
2011 Sep 08 17:07
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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I hear the library board is gearing up for a retreat this weekend to discuss the Ivy Group's findings for the strategic plan. A couple of tidbits that are going around are that: 1. the phone survey doesn't seem to be representative of the county/city population as over 50% of the respondents were co...
by Phd
2011 Aug 23 14:40
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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Stonewall said: The deceiver has expanded his attack via postings under several user names. Some are harmless but others have involved personal attacks on named individuals, impersonating another individual for the purpose of defaming that person, and falsely identifying anonymous participants and t...
by Phd
2011 Aug 18 09:57
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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Straight from the minutes of the board meeting. Our next step will be a Trustee Retreat in September with the Ivy Group presenting their research they have gathered and the Board coming up with final goals. The Ivy Group will turn over their information to the Library Director and he and Mrs. Slaydo...
by Phd
2011 Aug 18 07:57
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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I recently learned that the 22-25K spent on the Ivy Group to do the strategic plan does not include a final report. The Ivy Group will dump all of the data they collected in the director's lap and he will write the final report. Given that he didn't write the United Way report at all well, I am worr...
by Phd
2011 Aug 13 09:53
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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Wise One wrote: Thanks. Indeed, it reveals concisely the multidimensional responsibilities and skills of the modern librarian. I quite agree, but would like to point out an observation that I have witnessed at the library in Rockbridge County. All of the tasks that librarians with an MLS perform see...
by Phd
2011 Aug 09 13:05
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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GD, that's the way everyone I know sees it. Well said. BTW - Anyone read the letter to the editor from the chair of the library board in the recent Advocate? Although well written the words were so slick they just spilled from her mouth, fell to the floor, turned to s***, and then you had to put boo...
by Phd
2011 Aug 01 10:38
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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Fangz, You are right about retaliation being the correct word. The staff at the library that I talked to said that the director never, ever discussed with them that he was closing the library on Monday mornings. They actually learned this from a patron who had read it in the News Gazette. They went ...
by Phd
2011 Jul 30 10:19
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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Wise One, I like your optimism and hope that you are correct in that maybe the board will be more open and active in their service. And now that the cries for civility have been made known and that the lunatic who both frightened and amused the forum participants with his schizo babble is over, we n...
by Phd
2011 Jul 16 09:46
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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Duncan, I appreciated your post. If only both sides of the controversy over the director of the library were more civil... If you think 'your' side has not been slinging the mud, you are sadly mistaken. On the issue of anonymity - what's the problem? In the case of the library issue, as Wise One sai...
by Phd
2011 Jul 13 15:29
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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Shoot the messenger you say - Glendale, that is exactly what they have done all along. The director has gotten rid of a lot of good people because they were messengers who were worried about the direction the library was taking. And he has all kinds of choice names for non-employees who have express...
by Phd
2011 Jul 11 09:48
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Topic: Our Library - Or is it?
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I just read the Advocate article last night and even though I had heard some of what was in it there was one thing that stood out. His supporters, like Steve McAllister and Stephanie Wilkinson, should learn to never sign their names to anything that is sent out under Bobowski's directive. Both of th...