Who Runs a Library...A Librarian or a CEO?
What seems obvious to you and me may not seem so obvious to the members of the Tulsa OK Library Board...that a librarian should be in charge of the library system.
Tulsa World editorializes: "The Tulsa City-County Library System continues to hunt for a new chief executive officer. Former CEO Linda Saferite announced Aug. 4 that she would be on extended medical leave until she retires in March.
The library board met last week to talk about what its looking for in a new library boss, who will be earning $130,000 to $150,000 a year.
The responsibilities include fundraising, strategic direction and policies, long-range planning and community relations.
Those are important jobs, and we don't begrudge the planned salary, but the title CEO bothers us."