Ketchikan Public Library. (KRBD file photo)

Ketchikan Public Library. (KRBD file photo)

The City of Ketchikan has a new library director.

According to the city, Patricia Tully of Middletown, Connecticut, will start her new job as the city’s library director in early January.

The previous library director, Linda Lyshol, left in June for a new job in Michigan, and the city has been looking for a replacement since then. According to the city, about 20 people applied for the job, and four were chosen for in-person interviews in October.

Tully has worked as the interim library director for the Russel Library in Middletown, and previously was the university librarian at Weslyan University, also in Middletown. She has a Masters of Information and Library Studies from the University of Michigan.

In a memo to the Ketchikan City Council, City Manager Karl Amylon writes that Tully will receive an annual salary of about $67,000, plus benefits.