By Gary Lloyd
PINSON — The Pinson Public Library Board of Trustees last week approved of Library Director April Wallace assisting the Clay Public Library during its time of transition.
Clay Public Library Director Karen Moody accepted the new director position at the Warrior Public Library in January. In July 2014, Clay Public Library Assistant Director Joy Lee left to take a position with Gadsden City Schools.
Clay City Manager Ronnie Dixon said in January that the search for a new library director had begun.
“We will continue on with our present employees, supplemented with some additional part-time help during the search,” he said.
According to the minutes from last week’s meeting, Pinson Mayor Hoyt Sanders attended and shared with the board that Moody had recently left the Clay Public Library, meaning that it “may need some assistance until new staff is hired.”
The Board of Trustees voted to allow Wallace to assist the Clay Public Library.
Wallace said that at this time no one has said what the assistance may specifically entail. She said she’s not spoken with Dixon about what he’s anticipating needing help with.
“I just know that when we were planning on opening — even before I was hired — Clay and Karen really helped us out getting set up over here,” Wallace said. “Hoyt spoke at our meeting (last week) about that and how we certainly would want to return the favor since they are shorthanded.”
The Clay Public Library, which opened in October 2009, is located at 7257 Old Springville Road in Clay. The Pinson Public Library, which opened in October 2011, is located at 4410 Main St. in Pinson.
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