Library Director, Anita Summers
Assistant Director, Vicki Gazaway

Sequoyah Regional Library System administrative offices are located at the
R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Pkwy
Canton, GA 30114
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Phone: 770-479-3090

Mission Statement

Sequoyah Regional Library System will provide organized print, non-print and electronic materials to meet the informational, educational,
recreational, and cultural needs of a growing, diverse community, with emphasis placed on the chosen roles of the library system.



“Sequoyah strives to anticipate and meet the needs and wants of its citizens by providing excellent service and materials.”
Values in all interactions, the staff of the Sequoyah Regional Library System are guided by these values:

  • A passion for quality customer service, continuous learning and innovation in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Integrity, fairness, justice and equality.
  • Respect for diversity and individuality with equal access for all.
  • Being a gateway to knowledge and learning by having a balanced, diverse, unbiased collection with useful resources.
  • Responsible stewardship of all resources and public funds.
  • Integrity, fairness, justice and equality.
  • Being aware of and responsive to community needs.


Strategic Planning




The Sequoyah Regional Library System is overseen by the Regional Library Board of Trustees that is composed of nine members from the local county boards. Appointments to the Regional Board includes five members from the Cherokee Board, two members from the Pickens Board and two members from the Gilmer Board.

The County Boards oversee the operations of the local library or libraries and reports to the Regional Board.

The Regional Board is responsible for overseeing the establishment, management, and maintenance of public libraries in the counties of Cherokee, Pickens and Gilmer. The Regional Board also appoints the Director, who administers and coordinates the operation of the library within the basic goals, objectives, policies, and principles approved by the Regional Library Board.

You may contact a board member by clicking here.

You can access the 2017-2018Board Meeting schedule here (.pdf), and an accessible version here.

Regional Board

Name/Appointing Agency
W. Scott Rule, Chair/Cherokee
Deborah Fincher /Cherokee
Mary Helen Lamb/Cherokee
Steve Scott/Cherokee
Patrick McVey/Gilmer
Franci Cipullo, Secretary/Gilmer
Ann Dobson, Vice Chair/Pickens
Mary Ellen Johnson/Pickens

Cherokee Board

Name/Appointing Agency
Dr. Kina Mallard
Thomas Hill
Jane Shelnutt
Janice J. Kane/County
Deborah Fincher/Canton
*Steve Scott/County
Beth Hall/Ball Ground
*Scott Rule, Chair/County
Donna Stewart/Holly Springs
*Mary Helen Lamb/Waleska


Pickens Board

Name/Appointing Agency
Winship Durrett/County
LeeAnna Spiva/County
Valerie Peel/County
Audrey Kristen/Talking Rock
Nancy Unzicker/Jasper
Bill Miller/County
*Ann Dobson, Chair/Jasper
*Mary Ellen Johnson, Vice Chair/County
Susan White, Secretary/County


Gilmer Board

Name/Appointing Agency
MyKey Cook, Secretary/East Ellijay
Jody Holmes Henry/Board of Education
Paul Nealey/County
Lynne Pritchett/Board of Education
*Dr. Francis Cipullo, Vice-Chair/County
Linda Wright /East Ellijay
*Patrick McVey, Chairman/County
Kent Sanford/Ellijay
Lynelle Stewart/Ellijay

Headquarters Hours:

Monday       10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Tuesday       10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Thursday     10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Friday           10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Saturday      10:00 AM  6:00 PM
Sunday         2:00 PM 6:00 PM


116 Brown Industrial Parkway

Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 770-479-3090
: 770-479-3069


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