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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

05/14/08 - Heard It Through The Grapevine - Greenwich Library Director Has Quit (Update - Confirmation)

After A Decade Mario Gonzales Is Leaving The Greenwich Public Library

It has been widely reported here and elsewhere about following a consultants report that library employees complained of poor morale at the library.

Library staff have often criticized Gonzalez' leadership style.

The report listed 24 of the library employee who said Gonzalez was a "bully" , a"dictator", and generally a controlling individual.

Personally, I can't wait to see what Library Based Blogger Bill Clark of Greenwich Gossip has to say about this rumor.


Bye, Bye, Mario
Greenwich Gossip

After nine years of inept "management", highlighted by the misdeeds of his unsupervised deputy, convicted thief Inga Boudreau, and his own "dictatorial, controlling, and bullying" reign of terror over the rest of the employees, library director Mario Gonzalez has finally thrown in the towel. He and the library board have fought long and hard to try to prevent a recent consultant's report, which detailed the abysmal morale at the library and the reasons therefor, from ever seeing the light of day. But you can't fight that kind of rear-guard action against the truth for very long, and on Tuesday night Mario told the board he was jumping before he was pushed.

Well, perhaps not in those exact words, but that was clearly the general idea. He will be "pursuing other opportunities," the standard formula used to gloss over a forced resignation; what those oppotunities may be and just how, with his blemished reputation, he plans to pursue them is a matter for conjecture. Mario talks optimistically of "other opportunities that will come to my door," but if your scribe were he, he would not be holding his breath....

Gonzalez to retire from library

Greenwich Time

After nine years at the helm of Greenwich Library, Mario Gonzalez will retire this summer to pursue other opportunities, he said yesterday.

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