I heard, with shock and disbelief, that Tim Wadham has been summarily dismissed from his role as director of library services for the Puyallup Public Library. Speaking as a citizen, library patron and volunteer, this decision is just plain wrong.
Wadham came with knowledge, enthusiasm and the ability to inspire. His vision for the library became the vision for many of us: to be the best library in America, to serve the public to the best of our abilities and to become a centerpiece for the citizens of Puyallup.
During his tenure, the quality of library programming skyrocketed, advanced technology with the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) arrived and a defunct Puyallup Library Foundation has been brought back to life with a commitment to the MakerSpace program that is nothing short of exciting.
I have given many volunteer hours because I believe in Wadhams' vision. He is unfailingly encouraging and insightful, willing to help in any way he can and always shows gratitude for any efforts on behalf of the Library. What more can one man do?
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For the City of Puyallup to terminate Wadham's employment is nothing short of shameful.