NEWS RELEASE

 

For release: 2004 October 5

For more information -- Glenn A. Walsh:

                    Daytime: E-Mail < gawalsh@andrewcarnegie.cc >

                    Evening: Telephone 412-561-7876

                    Internet Web Site: < http://www.andrewcarnegie.cc >

 

RETIREMENT OF CARNEGIE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO HIRE TRAINED LIBRARIAN

AND COME BACK INTO COMPLIANCE WITH STATE LAW

                               

Pittsburgh, Oct. 5 – “With the planned retirement of the current Library Director, of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the Library now has a golden opportunity to hire a trained librarian, as Library Director, and, in this regard, come back into compliance with State Law.” This statement was the beginning of a letter to Frank J. Lucchino, Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, from Glenn A. Walsh.

 

According to a prepared statement delivered by Mr. Walsh, before Pittsburgh City Council, “In general, Title 22 of the Pennsylvania Code requires all State-funded public libraries, which have a service area population of 20,000 or greater, to have a head librarian who has, at least, acquired a Masters degree in Library Science.”

 

TO READ THE ENTIRE LETTER TO CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOARD VICE PRESIDENT FRANK J. LUCCHINO, CLICK THIS LINK:

< http://andrewcarnegie.tripod.com/clpgh/L-LucchinoCLPDir.htm >

 

TO READ THE PUBLIC STATEMENT BEFORE PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL:

< http://andrewcarnegie.tripod.com/clpgh/ST-CityCLucchinoletter.htm >