January 20, 2022

Ohio: “Cleveland Heights Council Candidate Accused of Pulling Library Director’s Hair”

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.

What Happened?

From Cleveland.com:

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!

See Also:  County library board votes to sell Telling Mansion, home of the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library, for $755,000 (via Cleveland.c0m)

Hat Tip and Thanks to Matt Weaver in Our Cleveland Bureau (-;

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.