Washington: King County Library System’s Director Resigns Amid Conduct Review
From the Seattle Times:
The director of the King County Library System has resigned after officials said he violated the library system’s code of conduct.
Gary Wasdin, 50, stepped down Wednesday during a meeting of the library’s board of trustees after more than two years with the library system. He had been asked Tuesday to leave the library’s Issaquah headquarters for what a spokesman described as “personnel issues.”
Wasdin could not immediately be reached for comment.
Library system spokesperson Aaron Vetter would not say specifically what Wasdin had done, describing it as a “human resources/code of conduct violation.” Vetter said it is not the library system’s policy to discuss personnel matters.
Vetter said the board learned of the complaint while Wasdin was out of town. When he returned to the office, he was asked to leave the premises. About two or three days later, Wasdin offered his resignation, and it was accepted at the next board of trustees meeting.
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