Woodland CA library board could have “done better job at hiring”

In The Daily Democrat – Woodland,CA – Gregg Atkins isn’t happy with The Woodland Library Board. The job announcement asked for “five years of increasingly responsible experience in professional public library administration ”

But he says the new librarian brings no actual library management experience to the city library.

She has never managed a branch, a department, or a regular library program area. And, actually, apparently brings no professional librarian experience: Has never worked a reference desk or done readers’ advisory, never selected books or other materials, never designed and carried out children’s and young adult services, managed circulation and patron services, never trained and supervised library staff never done the work she is now responsible for managing and improving. Talk about on-the-job training!