The director of the Gwinnett County Library was fired “without cause” Wednesday night following a 3-1 vote by the Board of Trustees, the board chair said.
Nancy Stanbery-Kellam had served as executive director since Sept. 8, 2008***, Library Board Chairman Dick Goodman said in an emailed statement.
County funding for libraries has dropped from $18.9 million in 2009 to $15.1 million this year.
The board felt that new leadership would help the Gwinnett library system, Goodman said. “In a changing environment, all institutions and organizations, including libraries, flourish with a change in leadership,” he said.
Stanbery-Kellam will receive her salary for one year as severance.
*** UPDATE-Correction: An infoDOCKET reader points out that the AJC is incorrect with Ms. Stanbery-Kellam’s hire date.
She was hired in 2006 not 2008.
The Gwinnet Daily Post confirms this. It says she was library director for seven years (2006).