from: Judi Parker | submitted: Sep 16, 2010
A library involves many things.So an evaluation for me does not begin with books or programs. It begins with employees and board members. The employees are for the most part very unfriendly. The administration is condescending. And the individual board members are out of their element. Altogether the administration and board simply don't know what they are doing. The things that are allowed to go on without consequences would never allow a business to survive. Instead of retired educators the board needs some business people who know how to evaluate facts, figures, and performance and know how to look beyond what they are being told by the administration. For this the Putnam County Commissioners are to be blamed for not standing up to their own words of having board members from several walks of life and from various parts of the county. When all the facts and figures are reveled, people will see that the Putnam County Levy is not necessary and that Putnam County can not be compared to Holmes County. What other counties are doing is not a reason to have a levy. A levy is necessary when money has not been mismanaged, when ideas have been pushed that were not necessary, and when a board doesn't rubber stamp what administration wants.