A library resignation isn't really a big deal and worthy of only passing mention.
Moreover . . .
Better local news outlets have noted that the bookworm honcho isn't making a big deal out of his departure . . .
"Potter didn't give specific details on his reasoning for leaving. "
Here's the story the newspaper invented . . .
Potter said he believes he is no longer a good fit to lead the three-county system, which in the last two years has become governed by a majority conservative board of trustees bent on blocking programs for LGBTQ youth and squashing moves to increase diversity. That’s not what public libraries should do. “It has become clear to me that I may not be the right person to lead this institution going forward,” Potter wrote in his resignation letter to Board President Ron Thiewes.
Again . . .
What's important here is that the library dude DIDN'T MENTION ANY OF THAT in his resignation but with their news coverage, the local newspaper decided to play advocate rather than simply reporting the facts.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
OPINION AND COMMENTARY Steven Potter, director of the Mid-Continent Public Library in Independence, Missouri, is resigning after more than a decade at the helm, and a wrong-way shift to the hard right in library board ideology has something to do with it.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After 34 years with the Mid Continent Public Library, and 11 of those as the director, Steve Potter submitted his letter of resignation. Potter recently submitted the letter to MCPL President Ronald Thiewes.
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