January 17, 2022

Public Libraries: "Salt Lake City Library’s Embattled Director Resigns"


1. Here's an Audio Recording (mp3) of the October 28     

Includes statement from Beth Elder.

From the Salt Lake Tribune:

Saying it was time to remove herself from the “hot seat,” Beth Elder resigned Friday as director of Salt Lake City’s award-winning library system.

Her immediate resignation was accepted by the Library Board, which had called a special meeting to discuss the director.


The embattled Elder has been under fire from library employees, former library executives and the volunteer fundraising group Friends of the Library.

“Being a lightning rod of controversy has detracted from the library’s numerous accomplishments during the 3½ years I have headed it,” Elder told the board. “As a result, I can no longer effectively do my job of promoting and administering the Salt Lake City Public Library.”

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