Director of New Orleans Library Is Leaving

Bill Johnson, the director of the storm-battered New Orleans library system, has announced his resignation because his wife has not been able to find work in New Orleans.

Even though Hurricane Katrina savaged eight of the city’s 13 libraries, Johnson said in an e-mail to library board members that it has been a rewarding experience to work with the staff in rising to the challenges in bringing New Orleans back. More from the Times Picayune.