Librarian's Dream Job Turns Into a Bad Dream

Donna Schremser, former director of the Huntsville Madison Cty (AL) Public Library, was hired as Director of the New Orleans Public Library in September 2007, a dream job for her. She threw herself into bringing New Orleans' libraries back from the devastation of Katrina.

It was a honeymoon early on. Schremser was quoted in The Huntsville Times in November 2007, saying she would "follow (Irving Mayfield Jr.) anywhere." Mayfield is the 30-year-old jazz trumpeter who leads the New Orleans library board.

The honeymoon didn't last long for either one of them. Now, about a year later, Mayfield has replaced Schremser with 36-year old Rica Triggs, a former mayoral aide who isn't a professional librarian.

More from the Huntsville Times. The story was also reported in an October Library Journal article.

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