Elmont library business model causes ...

Elmont library business model causes tension

There are 72 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 11, 2008, titled Elmont library business model causes tension. In it, Newsday reports that:

The typical library hush that usually descends over the Elmont Memorial Library has turned into quite the hubbub in recent months, complete with staffing changes, infighting and management turmoil.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Newsday.

First Prev
of 4
Next Last
Investigative Reporting

Queens Village, NY

#1 Aug 11, 2008
Randi Marshall - glad to see you went to Roosevelt, but your job isn't done yet. Is it true the Roosevelt Library Board has been spending library tax money - and a lot of it - for personal purposes? Why are the library people lawyering up and not talking? Maybe you and Newsday need to do some investigative reporting and get the untold story. Inquiring minds wanna know ...
Bewildered on LI

New Milford, NJ

#3 Aug 11, 2008
How does Marino get paid? The article states he's paid $100K/year, but not from the library budget.
So who's footing his pay?
Exactly

Old Bridge, NJ

#4 Aug 11, 2008
Bewildered on LI wrote:
How does Marino get paid? The article states he's paid $100K/year, but not from the library budget.
So who's footing his pay?
Thanks. I re-read that paragraph 3 times, never understood it, and finally gave up on the article.
I've got better things to do with my time.(Like post here?)
QED

Port Washington, NY

#5 Aug 11, 2008
Sound oversight, modest cost, sound business model.

A "best practice" that ought to be adopted elsewhere.

QED
close them all

United States

#6 Aug 11, 2008
we don't need libraries any more. anything anyone needs can be found on the internet. libraries have become WAY TO EXPENSIVE for the very beleagued tax payers. i don't think newsday or our wonderful local politicans have gotten the message yet. the retired can find another, less expensive place to congregate.
gotrocks

Sunnyvale, CA

#7 Aug 11, 2008
close them all wrote:
we don't need libraries any more. anything anyone needs can be found on the internet. libraries have become WAY TO EXPENSIVE for the very beleagued tax payers. i don't think newsday or our wonderful local politicans have gotten the message yet. the retired can find another, less expensive place to congregate.
Figures....you're from hempstead - probably not able to read. Libraries are wasted on your type anyway and you'll never understand why........
oye

Hicksville, NY

#8 Aug 11, 2008
Pat Nicolisi, Board member of Elmont, who touts the "business" model, never heard of an RFP? LOL
BTW, which business model are they trying to emulate? Enron, Countrywide, Bear Sterns, etc......... LOL
RuffRuff

Parsippany, NJ

#9 Aug 11, 2008
Frank is in bed with the board and has been there for YEARS running his own business out of the place. Want to know why that place can keep a director? Its because the person who is in charge is Frank, not the library director. That place should be investigated. Good directors have tried to work there and they have ALL left because of its situation. Their computer equipment is pathetic. Pentium 3's and Office 97 running on Windows 95. Yep thats up to date. All that room and no decent equipment to do any work. Thanx Frank!
Gimme a break

Massapequa, NY

#10 Aug 11, 2008
Ridiculous article....

Nice building, no services....seems the "business model" library is failing it's primary mission, to serve the information needs of the community....
Libraries Rock

Ronkonkoma, NY

#11 Aug 11, 2008
close them all wrote:
we don't need libraries any more. anything anyone needs can be found on the internet. libraries have become WAY TO EXPENSIVE for the very beleagued tax payers. i don't think newsday or our wonderful local politicans have gotten the message yet. the retired can find another, less expensive place to congregate.
I am sitting in a public library right noe and it is abuzz with people YOUNG and old attending programs, using the wireless connection to use the Internet, and looking for books, so I'd say you are more than a little off the mark. Libraries are alive and well.

And BYW, the correct word is TOO--not TO. As for expensive, you can't take your family to a B'way show just once for the amount you pay in taxes for a year.
close them all

United States

#12 Aug 11, 2008
gotrocks wrote:
<quoted text>
Figures....you're from hempstead - probably not able to read. Libraries are wasted on your type anyway and you'll never understand why........
i ain't from hempstead jackass. unless you mean the whole town. now try and understand something, THE TAX PAYERS ARE TAPPED OUT! between property, school and library taxes people are being taxed out of their homes. libraries are from a time when books were not available to the average person. now they are just a giant tax eating boondoggle! and a place for the elderly to congregate. I DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR IT! BUY YOUR OWN STINKIN BOOKS AHOLE.
oye

Hicksville, NY

#13 Aug 11, 2008
close them all wrote:
<quoted text> i ain't from hempstead ****. unless you mean the whole town. now try and understand something, THE TAX PAYERS ARE TAPPED OUT! between property, school and library taxes people are being taxed out of their homes. libraries are from a time when books were not available to the average person. now they are just a giant tax eating boondoggle! and a place for the elderly to congregate. I DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR IT! BUY YOUR OWN STINKIN BOOKS AHOLE.
What a classy individual you are.
SIck of It All

Tarrytown, NY

#14 Aug 11, 2008
close them all wrote:
<quoted text> i ain't from hempstead ****. unless you mean the whole town. now try and understand something, THE TAX PAYERS ARE TAPPED OUT! between property, school and library taxes people are being taxed out of their homes. libraries are from a time when books were not available to the average person. now they are just a giant tax eating boondoggle! and a place for the elderly to congregate. I DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR IT! BUY YOUR OWN STINKIN BOOKS AHOLE.
Who has so much disposable income that they can afford to just buy books to read once and throw away? You sound like a very ignorant person. By your reasoning all schools should be gotten rid of also, since the internet is such a bastion of information! If you don't like reading, that is fine, but the rest of us in this county appreciate the library system and all it does for our communities. Complete transparency is what is needed to turn things around, not getting rid of something utilized and needed by so many.
Reality Check

Astoria, NY

#15 Aug 11, 2008
Want to bet the well spoken and even tempered "Close them all" owns every electronic mind-numbing toy there is to own but doesn't have a single book in his home -- borrowed or otherwise? I'd also put money on old CTA being the sort who doesn't want to pay school taxes either.
Gray Panther on the prowl

Elmhurst, NY

#16 Aug 11, 2008
close them all wrote:
<quoted text> i ain't from hempstead ****. unless you mean the whole town. now try and understand something, THE TAX PAYERS ARE TAPPED OUT! between property, school and library taxes people are being taxed out of their homes. libraries are from a time when books were not available to the average person. now they are just a giant tax eating boondoggle! and a place for the elderly to congregate. I DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR IT! BUY YOUR OWN STINKIN BOOKS AHOLE.
"a place for the elderly to congregate" - now that is a recipe for disaster and utter mayhem!!!!!!!!!! LOL, he he
gotrocks

Sunnyvale, CA

#17 Aug 11, 2008
close them all wrote:
<quoted text> i ain't from hempstead ****. unless you mean the whole town. now try and understand something, THE TAX PAYERS ARE TAPPED OUT! between property, school and library taxes people are being taxed out of their homes. libraries are from a time when books were not available to the average person. now they are just a giant tax eating boondoggle! and a place for the elderly to congregate. I DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR IT! BUY YOUR OWN STINKIN BOOKS AHOLE.
My my my ... your education (or lack of) is showing.....;)
What

Elmhurst, NY

#18 Aug 11, 2008
close them all wrote:
we don't need libraries any more. anything anyone needs can be found on the internet. libraries have become WAY TO EXPENSIVE for the very beleagued tax payers. i don't think newsday or our wonderful local politicans have gotten the message yet. the retired can find another, less expensive place to congregate.
Help me! I'm "beleagued" and I can't get up!
Why Bother

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

#19 Aug 11, 2008
Why do they need a library in Elmont? The dar denizens of that dump don't know how to read.
mister hard driver

Huntington, NY

#20 Aug 11, 2008
the bureaucrats are upset because this contradicts their business model, which is "spend like a sailor on shore leave - we have a bottomless supply of money, the taxpayer".
Fact or Fiction

Warren, NJ

#21 Aug 11, 2008
Reality Check wrote:
Want to bet the well spoken and even tempered "Close them all" owns every electronic mind-numbing toy there is to own but doesn't have a single book in his home -- borrowed or otherwise? I'd also put money on old CTA being the sort who doesn't want to pay school taxes either.
Well now, I dont want to pay school taxes either..... But I dont mind the Library tax !!!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 4
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Malverne Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Why Queens is being inundated with shelters 11 hr Fudd AsinElmer 2
Review: I Love Kickboxing - Bayside (Dec '13) 13 hr Go Blue Forever 57
Birth Parents who are in Hiding or denial - Sun joanNYadoptees 1
News Anthony Grimaldi, longtime high school football... Jan 21 Jack 1
News The spinning zone (Feb '07) Jan 19 The truth 3
News PS 147 in Queens probed for promoting failing s... (Oct '09) Jan 19 Deep Throat Infec... 9
Review: I Love Kickboxing - Hicksville (Feb '14) Jan 18 Go Blue Forever 56

Malverne Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Malverne Mortgages