GRAFTON, Mass. - The Grafton Public Library has been without a director for five months now, and the Board of Selectmen will at last vote on appointing a permanent replacement, at its Dec. 11 meeting.
Beth Gallaway, currently a library trainer and consultant, is Town Administrator Timothy McInerney's choice for the position.
"After reviewing all candidates I feel she is the right person for the job," McInerney said during Tuesday night's selectmen meeting.
Gallaway holds a master of science in library and information science from Simmons College. She has also been a trainer and consultant for youth services in the Metro West Regional Library System, and was a young adult librarian in the Haverhill Public Library.
She was named a 2006 "mover and shaker" by Library Journal, an industry publication, for her work in advocating for video games in libraries.
In 2009, she published a book, "Game On! Gaming At the Library."
If her appointment is approved by the selectmen she will replace Hildig Hedberg who retired in July. McInerney said at a November meeting that he hopes the new director will start in January.