Category Archives: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library

Library annual report

The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library published its annual report. It 12 pages and has lots of pictures.

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Referred

It was well known at City Hall that Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford was looking for work elsewhere before he was fired in July. Ford listed as a reference former City Manager Gordon Palmer, who fired Ford. Palmer was included as a reference in November, when Ford applied to be assistant city manager of Santa [...]

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The library report

The San Joaquin County civil grand jury’s report on the public library and its former director, Natalie Rencher, is here:  Included in the report is a claim that Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford was “ineffective and irresponsible” in its oversight of Rencher. Ford said today that had the jury wanted an informed and balanced assessment [...]

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Rencher’s response

Former Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library Director Natalie Rencher, reached at her home in San Diego this morning regarding the San Joaquin County civil grand jury’s report on her handling of the library, said, “I’m going to get off the phone right now. Thank you.”

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Library report in

The San Joaquin County civil grand jury today issued a report saying it “found mismanagement, ineffective leadership, questionable use of public funds, low staff morale and general discontent within the Stockton-San Joaquin County Library System.” Of former Library Director Natalie Rencher – who was laid off earlier this year – the jury said:   The [...]

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Rencher on race, Mark Lewis and that lien on her house

Public Librarian Natalie Rencher, who was laid off here this year, is a short-list candidate for director of the Birmingham Public Library and was in Birmingham last week for an interview, The Birmingham News reported Sunday.   Uncollected library fines, staff unrest and a grand jury investigation in Stockton came up. Rencher responded, according to The [...]

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Proposed library closures

Community Services Director Pamela Sloan on Tuesday proposed library closures to shed costs. Here is the breakdown:   Library Current closed days Proposed closed days Chavez   Su, M Troke   Su, M Angelou Su Su, F, Sa Fair Oaks Su Su, W, Sa Weston Ranch Su Su, T, Th Mobile Library Su, M, T [...]

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More from City Hall: Chavez Central proposed closed Sundays, Mondays

8:10 p.m.: At the conclusion of the regular City Council meeting staffers flooded in for Day 2 of the council’s budget study session (there are more comfortable places to watch talk about DWSP, it turns out). Community Services Director Pamela Sloan is up first. The Library Services Fund is proposed to be reduced $2 million, [...]

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