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Library Administration, Board of Trustees, and Policies

Our Mission

Cobb County Public Library is a place where we are committed to being a vital resource center by providing equal access to information, materials, and services to enrich people’s lives.

Library Administration

Helen Poyer,
Library Director
Slone Williams,
Communications Manager
Teresa Tresp,
Division Director of Branch Services
Janice Gillpatrick,
Human Resources
Shelley Zhang,
Division Director of Technical Operations
Dinah Bonesteel,
Library Support Assistant
Sheila Jacobs,
Business Manager

To contact Cobb County Public Library Administration, please call (770) 528-2320.

Library Board of Trustees 2021 Meeting Schedule

January 25 | Virtual February 2 | Virtual February 22 | Virtual

March 22 | Virtual

April 26 | Switzer Library

May 24 | Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center

June 28 | Switzer Library

August 23 | Virtual

September 27 – Virtual

October 25 | Virtual

November 29 | Virtual 

Meeting ID: 843 1666 8466

Passcode: 894076


Board of Trustees

The Cobb County Public Library Board of Trustees is a nine-member volunteer board made up of local citizens appointed by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. Each trustee serves a 3-year term and may serve successive terms. The trustees set library policy and advise on activities. The Library Board holds regular meetings at various library locations on a rotating schedule and are open to the public.

Ollye Davis

Ollye Davis was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees in August 2018 by Commissioner Lisa Cupid.

Peggy Holbrook

Peggy Kelley Holbrook was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees in 2007 by then Commissioner Helen Goreham.

Peggy graduated from Marietta High School and attended the University of Georgia where she majored in Journalism. She is an active member of Gracepointe Marietta Baptist Church where she serves as a Greeter and is a member of the ALT and the choir. She is a past member of the Cobb County Youth Museum Guild and held many PTSA positions over the years. Peggy has been the Business Manager for Camp Juliette Low for more than 30 years.

She and her husband Mike live in Marietta,  have been married for 47 years, and have 2 wonderful children and 7 fabulous grandchildren.

Jon Jordan

Jon Jordan was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees by in December 2017 by Commissioner Bob Ott.

Jon is an attorney with the Atlanta-based law firm of King & Spalding LLP, specializing in creditor-debtor litigation, with a law degree from Vanderbilt University and a business degree from Samford University. A lifelong bibliophile, Jon has authored three books on American history (the New York Times bestselling Brothers Rivals Victors, American Warlords and Lone Star Navy), edited a historical text for Southern Methodist University, and is a contributing author to three books on world history. He has authored a dozen book reviews for The Wall Street Journal, appeared in history documentaries, spoken around the country on history topics, and has written nearly two dozen history magazine articles. In his spare time, he is an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 1011 of Marietta, an officer of the Walton High School Fencing Club, and an avid hiker.

A member of Mount Bethel United Methodist Church, Jon has lived in East Cobb County since 2001 with his wife of 25 years, his son, 2 daughters, and 2 rowdy dogs of uncertain parentage.

Tony Le

Tony Le was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees in 2017 by Commissioner Bob Weatherford.

A computer engineer by trade, Dr. Le hopes to promote the love of math and technology to younger generations. Dr. Le received his MBA from Webster University, M.S. in Computer Sciences from Georgia State, and a Doctorate in Computer Sciences from Colorado Technical University. He also holds several technical certifications such as Cloud+, ITIL v3, CHTS-TR, MCSE, and CCNE.

Dr. Le currently resides in District 1 and was a graduate of Marietta Citizen’s Police Academy, Cobb County Citizen’s Public Safety Academy, and Cobb County CERT. During his free time, Dr. Le does some volunteering work for Habitat for Humanity, Cobb County Emergency Operation Center, and Meals On Wheels. Additionally, he is a Mentor at the Cristo Rey Jesuit School in Atlanta, GA.

Peggy Pool

Peggy Pool was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees in 2009 by then Commissioner Tim Lee.

Peggy is a retired teacher.  She stays busy with her family and many hobbies, is the Worship Chair for St. Paul United Methodist Church, and remains actively involved in mathematics education community across Georgia.

Abby Shiffman

Abby Shiffman was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees in January 2009 by Commissioner Bob Ott.

Abby is the former Communications Specialist for Wheeler High School but is actually a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. She has been active in her community as a volunteer for numerous organizations such as Keep Cobb Beautiful, the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at multiple levels and committees, the School Council at both Wheeler HS & East Cobb MS, and the Governing Board at Sedalia Park ES. She considers herself a Child Advocate for all children. She is a past Board Member of the East Cobb Civic Association, was Booster Club President for Wheeler Boys Soccer, volunteered in the libraries of all previously mentioned schools, has been a part of crew/teams for American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, the March of Dimes, Atlanta 3-Day & 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, Avon 3-day, Komen 3-day, and Atlanta AIDS Walk. Abby was awarded the Wheeler HS MLK Humanitarian Award 2016, YWCA Tribute Honoree Woman of Achievement 2015, Cobb Life Magazine Best Volunteer for 2015, and Wheeler HS Volunteer of the year 2012-13.

She has 2 wonderful children, a very supportive husband of almost 26 years, and currently lives in East Cobb but has been in Cobb County for 29+ years.

Ellen Springer

Ellen Springer is the president and owner of Springer & Company, CPA’s, PC, and has over 30 years experience in public accounting, including the international firm of Coopers & Lybrand.