Boston Public Library places managers on leave amid probe

August 1, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Public Library has placed three facility managers on unpaid leave amid an investigation.

The Boston Herald reports BPL spokeswoman Lisa Pollack confirmed the system had placed three employees on administrative leave as of July 18. Pollack didn’t disclose the identities of the employees or information concerning the internal investigation.

The library system has faced setbacks in recent years. Former BPL president Amy Ryan resigned in 2015 after two pieces of art went missing at the Copley Square library. The art, which was valued at over $600,000, was found a day after Ryan announced her resignation.

An audit also criticized the library’s management of its special collections.

BPL President David Leonard didn’t respond to a request for comment.

The investigation is ongoing.


Information from: Boston Herald, http://www.bostonherald.com

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