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Burchett, Hudson named interim directors

Library patrons can expect to see two new faces at the Pulaski Library.
Nancy Burchett and Nancy Hudson are currently serving as interim library directors for the Pulaski County Library System until a new permanent director is hired.
Burchett and Hudson took on these roles upon the retirement of Dot Ogburn at the end of 2008. Ogburn had served as Pulaski County’s library director for almost 10 years.
Before coming on board with the library, Burchett served as the assistant county administrator for Pulaski County for more than 33 years and retired from that position in January 2007.
She said her area of expertise lies in the area of finances, so that will be her main responsibility as interim library director.
Hudson’s responsibilities will be more in the area of library administration, as she has 31 years of library work experience.
She has been retired for 10 years, but, before that, she served as a librarian in Montgomery County at Christiansburg High School and as school librarian for Riverlawn Elementary for 26 years.
In addition, both women have served on the Pulaski County Library’s Board of Trustees.
Hudson commented that both she and Burchett were retired and weren’t really looking for full-time jobs, so they took on these positions more as an act of service to their community during this transitional period.
Already, Burchett and Hudson said they have gotten straight to work, cleaning and reorganizing to improve the overall image and appearance of the Pulaski Library so that it will be in good shape when the new library director takes over.
The pair have also made plans for a few changes at the library.
One such change will take effect Feb. 1, in which the library will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., instead of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Burchett and Hudson said they made this decision at the request of numerous library patrons and because more patrons seemed to take advantage of the library’s services at earlier hours.
Another new thing happening at the library in February will be called “Food for Fines,” in which patrons can bring in canned food to pay for fines for overdue books.
Hudson noted that the canned food that is collected for fines would then be donated to a local food bank, most likely at Pulaski Daily Bread.
As for when the community can expect to see a new director, Burchett and Hudson said, hopefully, someone will have been hired by this spring.
They noted that interviews for the position are currently underway, and possible candidates from several locations outside of Virginia have submitted applications.

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Burchett, Hudson named interim directors

Library patrons can expect to see two new faces at the Pulaski Library.
Nancy Burchett and Nancy Hudson are currently serving as interim library directors for the Pulaski County Library System until a new permanent director is hired.
Burchett and Hudson took on these roles upon the retirement of Dot Ogburn at the end of 2008. Ogburn had served as Pulaski County’s library director for almost 10 years.
Before coming on board with the library, Burchett served as the assistant county administrator for Pulaski County for more than 33 years and retired from that position in January 2007.
She said her area of expertise lies in the area of finances, so that will be her main responsibility as interim library director.
Hudson’s responsibilities will be more in the area of library administration, as she has 31 years of library work experience.
She has been retired for 10 years, but, before that, she served as a librarian in Montgomery County at Christiansburg High School and as school librarian for Riverlawn Elementary for 26 years.
In addition, both women have served on the Pulaski County Library’s Board of Trustees.
Hudson commented that both she and Burchett were retired and weren’t really looking for full-time jobs, so they took on these positions more as an act of service to their community during this transitional period.
Already, Burchett and Hudson said they have gotten straight to work, cleaning and reorganizing to improve the overall image and appearance of the Pulaski Library so that it will be in good shape when the new library director takes over.
The pair have also made plans for a few changes at the library.
One such change will take effect Feb. 1, in which the library will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., instead of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Burchett and Hudson said they made this decision at the request of numerous library patrons and because more patrons seemed to take advantage of the library’s services at earlier hours.
Another new thing happening at the library in February will be called “Food for Fines,” in which patrons can bring in canned food to pay for fines for overdue books.
Hudson noted that the canned food that is collected for fines would then be donated to a local food bank, most likely at Pulaski Daily Bread.
As for when the community can expect to see a new director, Burchett and Hudson said, hopefully, someone will have been hired by this spring.
They noted that interviews for the position are currently underway, and possible candidates from several locations outside of Virginia have submitted applications.

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