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Allison Grubbs is new library manager for Aberdeen

Tommi Halvorsen Gatlin | For The Vidette Allison Grubbs shows how to shelve books at the Elma Timberland Library in this photo from last fall.
Tommi Halvorsen Gatlin | For The Vidette Allison Grubbs shows how to shelve books at the Elma Timberland Library in this photo from last fall.

Allison Grubbs, who has been the library manager at the Elma Timberland Library, has been chosen for the same post with the Aberdeen library.

Grubbs has been head librarian in Elma since late spring of last year. The previous Aberdeen librarian, Christine Peck, retired about seven months ago. Grubbs starts the new job on July 7.

Timberland Director Cheryl Heywood told the Timberland Board of Trustees that Grubbs will be doing work for both libraries as a replacement for the Elma position is located.

Library spokesman Jeff Kleingartner said that the job was posted last week and will close July 18. After that will begin the process of reviewing applications and selecting candidates to interview. Grubbs has six years experience in the public library field and holds a Masters of Library and Information Science from Valdosta State University in Georgia, which she earned in 2009.

The Georgia native and her husband, Carl, said they fell in love with the area after a few trips to the region: “Everybody we knew who had ever come out here just had wonderful things to say,” she told The Vidette for an earlier feature story.

Grubbs held two prior positions in Georgia library systems: Public Services Librarian in Gwinnett County and as a circulation clerk for Hall County. She was also a summer intern at the CNN library in Atlanta.

She told The Vidette she likes hiking, kayaking, cross-stitching and playing video games on Xbox, PS3 and PC.