Bookcase full of books

Since 1958, the Sequoyah Regional Library System has served the citizens of Cherokee, Gilmer, and Pickens Counties. By sharing our resources, the communities served by the system  capitalize on economies of scale, resulting in greater effectiveness, improved quality, and access to more services and materials. Our public libraries provide great value to the community and return on investment for taxpayers.




Library Leadership

Angela Cortellino

Executive Director

Donna Ferguson

Information Technology Director

Kara Rumble

Deputy Director

Rebecca Camp

Patron Experience Manager

Paula Hagen

Administrative Assistant

John Rodgers

Community Engagement Manager

Marly Trahan

Programming Manager

Chris Hanson

Web & Graphic Design Manager

Joan Osborne

Collection Services Director

Lisa Mosley

Outreach Manager

Goal 1: Outreach & Offsite

Goal 1: Increase outreach efforts to link the library and the community it serves by forming strong connections with organizations and increasing visibility at local activities.


  1. Establish the position of an Outreach Manager
  2. Identify opportunities for exposure of library resources and services through outreach activities.
  3. Increase on-site programming.
  4. Maximize and increase outreach tools.
Goal 2: Users

Goal 2: Reach community members who do not use the library and increase users in our service population.


  1. Increase external marketing efforts, identifying new ways to reach non-users.
  2. Identify services which appeal to non-users.
  3. Increase borrowers to 40% of our service population.
Goal 3: Gathering Place

Goal 3: Establish the library as a gathering place for all community members.


  1. Invite entities to join us in our spaces through programming and partnership.
  2. Streamline the process for outside entities to utilize library space.
  3. Create library spaces that invite and encourage collaboration and gathering.
Goal 4: Library Stories

Goal 4: Leverage library stories.


  1. Refine library story feedback process to provide more useful information that can be used in marketing and advocacy.
  2. Highlight user stories to stakeholders and the community in creative and impactful ways.
  3. Work with public-facing staff to evaluate strategies to gather impactful patron stories.
Goal 5: Community Growth

Goal 5: Align library efforts with the ongoing growth and progress of our community.


  1. Develop tools to gather feedback from the community.
  2. Work with professionals to identify growth and potential.
  3. Establish a personnel plan that supports the dynamic community growth.
  4. Establish a long term plan, forecasting at least ten years.
Goal 6: Relationship with Local Leaders

Goal 6: Foster active and open communications with local leaders.


  1. Improve relationships with local funding agencies.
  2. Maintain an awareness of city and county efforts and programs through establishing regular communication.
  3. Actively look to identify ways in which the Library could play a role in promoting or facilitating city and county efforts and programs
  4. Invite local officials to library events and programming.



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