The Hays Public Library has hired Callie Kolacny as communications and projects coordinator.

Kolacny comes to the library after serving five years as the marketing director for Smoky Hills Public Television. Prior to that, she spent 14 years as the news director for Eagle Radio in Hays.

Originally from Ellis, Kolacny has lived in Hays for 19 years. She began her duties at the library on Nov. 12.