Library Director, Anita Summers
Assistant Director, Angela Glowcheski

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.
  • 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     Position        Appointing Agency

Dr. Kina Mallard, Chair/Cherokee
Susan White, Vice-Chair/Pickens
Dr. Francis Cipullo, Secretary/Gilmer
Thomas Hill /Cherokee
Mary Ellen Johnson /Pickens
Janice Kane/ Cherokee
Patrick McVey/ Gilmer
Steve Scott/ Cherokee
Jane Shelnutt/ Cherokee

Cherokee Board

Name     Position        Appointing Agency

Dr. Kina Mallard, Chair/ County
Jane Shelnutt, Vice-Chair/County
Janice Kane, Secretary/County
Beth Hall/ City-Ball Ground
Thomas Hill/ County
Steve Scott/ County
Donna Stewart/ City-Holly Springs
Mary Johnston/ City- Woodstock
Janet Belote/ City-Waleska
Sylvia Teasley/ City- Canton
Pamela Carnes/ County


Pickens Board

Name     Position        Appointing Agency

Valerie Peel, Chair/County
Mary Ellen Johnson, Vice-Chair/County
Susan White, Secretary/County
Winship Durrett/ County
Audrey Kirsten/City-Talking Rock
LeeAnna Spiva/ County
Bill Miller/ County
Ann Roper/ City-Jasper
Bobbie Edge/ City-Jasper


Gilmer Board

Name     Position        Appointing Agency

Patrick McVey, Chair/ County
Dr. Francis Cipullo, Vice-Chair/ County
MyKey Cook, Secretary/ City-East Ellijay
Jody Holmes Henry/ Board of Education
Paul Nealey/ County
Lynne Pritchett/ Board of Education
Kent Sanford/ City-Ellijay
Linda Wright/ City-East Ellijay
Amy Sanford/ City-Ellijay


116 Brown Industrial Parkway

Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 770.479.3090
: 770-479-3069

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