Gray promoted at library

Published 6:25 pm Friday, January 27, 2012

By Morgan Grimes

For The Times

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The Demopolis Public Library and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the promotion of Anner Gray from Librarian to the Assistant Director of the Demopolis Public Library.

Anner Gray received her Masters of Science in Continuing Education in Library Media from The University of West Alabama in May 2011. Since then, the Board of Directors and Library Director Morgan Grimes have advocated to have Anner promoted to the position.

Anner began working at DPL in 2001. While working here she has planned the Adult Summer Reading Program, taken over the collection development and cataloguing of the audio materials, managed the Friends of the Library book club, and provided adult services to the many to the many people that come to the library each day.

The previous Assistant Director, Lee Boulie, left the library in 2008 and the position was absorbed internally. Since then, the library was left without an Assistant Director. Anner Gray was one of the staff members that took on extra responsibilities that were usually reserved for the Assistant Director. The Board of Directors felt that Anner had the required qualifications and had demonstrated she could perform well in the role of Assistant Director.

“I really enjoy working at the Demopolis Public Library,” Gray said. “It is the perfect job for someone who loves to read. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know our library patrons.”

Anner Gray is from Forkland and has two sons, Robbie, 22, and Kel, 16. She loves reading fiction and is great at recommending titles to library patrons.