Vic Smith (Dec 6) and other correspondents believe they have the skills of a retired librarian. Perhaps they too have led large
organisations in Christchurch and nationally, managed budgets of millions of dollars, supervised building projects, managed the conflicting expectations of influential organisations, supervised staff in the hundreds, and kept libraries relevant in the digital world. Do they think that any random person can work as a librarian? Or am I hearing yet again the hoary old stereotype of the aging librarian who can only say shush?
Sue Sutherland is a dynamic woman of many skills and I am sure her report will provide value to the council. I suggest that Vic and friends pop into their local library and discover the vibrant, helpful, diverse staff dedicated to public service.