Chattanooga Library official resigns, another suspended after audit findings

photo Meg Backus and Nate Hill

photo Corinne Hill, executive director of the Chattanooga Public Library, has received a key industry honor.

After two top Chattanooga Library officials were reported to the state for suspected fraud, one official has resigned and another will be suspended.

Library Systems Administrator Meg Backus has resigned and Administrative Director Nate Hill will be suspended, Executive Director Corinne Hill said this morning.

Hill told the library's board at a special called meeting that she will investigate Nate Hill and she would work to bring the library in line with all of Chattanooga's policies.

City Auditor Stan Sewell's report also found that Corinne Hill kept excess reimbursements for worldwide trips, including extra hotel nights on personal time, but she told the board she has paid back the expenses.