The Commerce Journal

Local News

February 28, 2013

Library searches for new director

COMMERCE — Finding a new library director after Gayle Gordon, the former Commerce Public Library Director, left last month will be a tough and lengthy process, according to Carolyn Trezevant, chair of the Library Director Search Committee.

“It will be a fairly involved process,” she said. “And it does not move quickly.”

In the coming weeks, the search committee will be putting out advertisements across the state for qualified candidates.

Trezevant said the new director will need to hit the ground running when hired.

“They need to be willing to accept a challenge given that the city cut our budget,” she said. “The city budget cut has certainly shaken things up.”

Late last year, the Commerce City Council cut $14,000 from the library’s budget, which will cause the library to lose its accredidation in August of 2014 if an amendment is not made.

With that deadline looming overhead, Trezevant said that is the library’s first priority before beginning the search.

“We first need to look at how we’re going to deal with the budget cuts before we can go forward,” she said.

Nan Clay, a former Commerce Independent School District teacher, stepped in as interim director in the absence of Gordon.

“We breathed a sigh of relief when she agreed to it,” Trezevant said.

Clay holds a masters degree in Library Science from East Texas State University.

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