Process to Replace Fired Library Director Halted

The search for a new Mooresville, NC library director is on hold because of questions surrounding the firing of former Library Director John Pritchard last month.

Pritchard has filed a written appeal of his termination and has retained a lawyer to explore his options.

The decision was made to stop the search for a new director until the issues surrounding Pritchard’s dismissal are resolved.

Pritchard was fired in June and claims that he lost his job as library director over a request for reimbursement from the town for a $57.99 dinner at a librarians’ conference. Pritchard said he did nothing wrong and did not intend for the town to pay the entire cost of the meal. Pritchard contends McLean fired him for making frank statements to the press about library funding. Read More.