Wow, it can sometimes be dangerous being a library director.
The director who had their hair pulled (being considered an assult) is someone very well-known to many in the public library world, Sari Feldman of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. These days Feldman is serving as co-chair of ALA’s Digital Content Working Group and is set to participate in the ALA Ebook/Library Virtual Town Hall next month.
A Cleveland Heights council candidate is accused of pulling the hair of the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s executive director, after the library board voted to sell the historic Telling Mansion Tuesday night.
Fran Mentch was cited for assault in an incident with library Executive Director Sari Feldman minutes after the meeting concluded at the library’s headquarters. Mentch and others had come to the meeting to protest the sale of the Mayfield Road mansion, which for years served as the home of the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library.
“We are considering it an assault,” Feldman said. “She did take hold of my hair and it’s not just that she pulled on my hair, she jerked my head.”
Feldman said she feels discomfort in her neck and will consult with her doctor.
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infoDOCKET wishes Sari a speedy recovery. Feels better ASAP!
Hat Tip and Thanks to Matt Weaver in Our Cleveland Bureau (-;