Herald Journal (6/5/18)
Cache Valley Daily (6/8/18)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
5 June 2018
Contact: Dory Cochran, CVLA President
Library Association Denounces Treatment of North Logan Librarians
The Cache Valley Library Association strongly condemns the May 25 firing without notice of North Logan City Library Assistant Director Paul Daybell and Clerk Stephanie Western by North Logan City and their library board “to reorganize and reduce the staff” just days before a new library director began his job. The meeting minutes which might shed light on this decision have not been posted online. This was a shameful act towards two experienced, educated, and well-respected professionals.
Paul and Stephanie have master’s degrees in library science and have demonstrated a further commitment to their vocation by participating in library organizations and conferences locally and further afield. Paul served capably as the president of our association in 2017. But most importantly, Paul (since 2014) and Stephanie (2007-08 and since 2013) have given years of faithful service to the citizens of North Logan by improving their library’s collections and programs.
Our colleagues should not have been treated this way and their loss will be deeply felt by all who care about the North Logan City Library.