A corporate push to de-emphasize books and stress digital learning and community spaces is at the heart of the problems roiling Berkeley's public library.
Library directors want to bring in an independent consultant to examine why the institution has been so troubled recently, including having three directors in just a few years.
Neither Heidi Dolamore nor the library board would talk about why she is leaving.
Council decided Selawsky's experience is what is needed now for the board, even though it meant rejecting the lawyer nominated by the BOLT.
Jesse Arreguín is suggesting appointing a political colleague to the Board of Library Trustees rather than the lawyer whom the board has nominated.
The City Council on Tuesday removed the president and vice president of the Board of Library Trustees.
Two of the Board of Library Trustees are tone deaf to the concerns of the community and should be replaced.
Julie Holcomb of the Board of Library Trustees urges the City Council to approve the appointment of Judy Hunt. She also says an independent board is critical for the library.
Jim Novosel, a member of the library board, wants to set politics aside and start a "healing process" by convening a task force to look at some of the library's issues.
Kriss Worthington believes the atmosphere is so toxic at the library that the only way to improve it is to remove two library trustees.
Because of mistrust, the Board of Library Trustees should resign or be replaced.
Despite a new director, many Berkeley Library employees say their workplace has become a place of discomfort and distrust.
Eve Ahmed starts her shift each day at the free community breakfast in North Berkeley at the Dorothy Day House.