From Brian Lockhart, CT Post
Embattled public library chief Scott Hughes has 60 days to improve his performance or face termination.
In a nearly unanimous vote, Hughes’ bosses, the library board of directors decided Wednesday night to give its tarnished star another chance to salvage his job.
Specifically, Hughes must do a better job communicating with and responding to the board, which came very close to firing him from his $116,000-a-year job, but backed off at the last minute.
Board member Donald Greenberg–who along with three others abstained because of questions Hughes raised in a recent lawsuit about the validity of their appointments–urged his colleagues to reject the 60-day probation.
“It’s not going to work,” Greenberg said. “You know it’s not going to work. It hasn’t worked before.”
But Hughes, who had requested Wednesday’s discussion be held in public, pledged: “I’m committed to staying here and performing well. “I would like to reconcile with this board,” Hughes added, saying he was “not perfect” and has spent time “looking in the mirror.”
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