Chattanooga Public Library hires new director

photo Corinne Hill, interim executive director of the Dallas Public Library, speaks during a media event at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas in 2011. Hill has accepted a position as executive director of the Public Library in Chattanooga, library officials confirmed.

The Public Library has a new executive director.

Corinne Hill, interim director of the Dallas Public Library in Texas, has accepted a position as the permanent executive director at the Public Library.

Hill said Friday she cannot wait to get to Chattanooga and start to work.

"There's a lot of work to be done," Hill said Friday. "But it's cool work."

Jim Kennedy, chairman of the Public Library board, offered the position to Hill on Friday afternoon.