Re "Management shake-up at SLC Library" (Tribune, Dec. 30):
During my two years on the board of directors of the Salt Lake City Public Library, I have found Beth Elder to be a wise, passionate leader. I have great respect for her and everyone (past and present) who works there.
It has been disheartening to see some of the mean-spirited comments and character assassination directed at Elder. The library is the crowning jewel of our city, and Beth has been doing everything right. Over the past year, she has tirelessly worked through problems with determination. She has weathered budget shortfalls and management reorganization without letting anyone go, an uncommon feat in any business restructuring.