Teton County Library

Oscar Gittemeier, the most recent former library director, welcomes a patron back to Teton County Library in August, when the library reopened its doors after being closed to in-person service earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic. Gittemeier left the library, and his departure, as well as a string of incidents that followed it, has people up in arms about library management. Some want confirmation he was not removed because of his gender identity.

Years of frustration linked to the Teton County Library bubbled to the surface Monday when the public unleashed complaints alleging mismanagement by the county’s human resources director, as well as the library board and County Commission.

The barrage of criticism came at the beginning of a joint meeting of the Jackson Town Council and Teton County Board of County Commissioners when elected officials allow public comments on items not on their agenda.

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or barnold@jhnewsandguide.com.

Environmental Reporter

Billy Arnold has been covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the people who manage it since January 2022. He previously spent two years covering Teton County government, and a year editing Scene. Tips welcomed.

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