December 29, 2021

Announcement of Sole Finalist for Executive Director Position

At a special called meeting on Thursday, January 13, the Sequoyah Regional Library System (SRLS) Board of Trustees formally approved Angela Cortellino as the next SRLS Executive Director. After a search process conducted by the board’s personnel committee, Ms. Cortellino was named the sole finalist for the position on December 29. She currently serves as Deputy Director of the library system and will officially step into the Executive Director position on February 1, after the retirement of current SRLS Executive Director, Anita Summers.

The personnel committee of the Sequoyah Regional Library Board of Trustees has completed the search process for a new executive director and has selected Angela Cortellino as the sole finalist for the position. The board of trustees will vote to make an official appointment later in January.

Ms. Cortellino has served as deputy director for Sequoyah Regional Library System since 2016, after joining the system in 2015 as public services director. Prior to joining the Sequoyah system, which includes Cherokee, Pickens, and Gilmer counties, she worked in public libraries in Hall and Lumpkin counties.

Ms. Cortellino holds a master’s of science degree in Information Technology from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. She is a member of the Georgia Library Association, where she serves as advocacy chair. She was awarded the Georgia Library Professional Commendation for Outstanding Service in 2021 and was chosen one of the 2021 Cherokee County Top 10 Under 40 Professionals to Watch. In her present role with the library system among her responsibilities she heads up communication and collaboration of the library system, provides leadership to all employees, leads efforts on customer service, and helps develop and monitor budgets.

Cortellino will replace retiring Sequoyah Regional Library Executive Director Anita Summers.