The Mid-Columbia Libraries has chosen Kyle Cox, director of administrative services, to be interim director.
Former executive director Danielle Krol was fired in May.
Cox will be paid $6,907 a month to direct the 12-branch library system. He had been named the person in charge of the libraries immediately after Krol's dismissal.
Cox was hired in October 2005 as the library system's communications director. He has a bachelor's degree in communications from Washington State University and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Idaho.