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SoVaNow.com / March 05, 2014


Dear Viewpoint,

This is in response to the Feb. 21 letter in The Sun by Southside Regional Library director Leigh Lambert concerning the firing of the long time librarian of 31 years in Kenbridge and the terrible working conditions she was making for the one in Victoria and making a statement to one of the board members that she was going to fire her if she did one more thing she didn’t like, so she quit.

When I attended one of the Board of Supervisors meetings, Ms. Lambert was there and made a statement to Mrs. Tracey Gee, the County Administrator of Lunenburg saying Mrs. Gee had told her on the phone previous that the Board of Supervisors had said it was okay to let the two librarians in Lunenburg go and hire one to represent both libraries in Lunenburg. This was a bold face lie, told by Mrs. Lambert as was stated in the meeting by Mrs. Tracey Gee. Also, Ms. Lambert has never stated where the nine months of pay went that Lunenburg paid for Mrs. Watson’s salary in Victoria.

I blame Chairperson Glenn Barbour of Mecklenburg as much as I blame director Leigh Lambert, for turning her loose and letting her do whatever she wanted to. Her statement in the paper is a bunch of words that don’t mean anything. Why would she hire a woman from South Carolina to represent two libraries in Lunenburg? One which had been on the State Library Board and knew more than Leigh Lambert did to start with. Mrs. Lambert couldn’t stand it at her board meetings when someone questions what she wasn’t doing according to policy.

Thank you,
Charles Rickers
Kenbridge


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