Open Book

Position Available (full-time) : IT Representative

Position Summary 

To maintain technology equipment and resources of Anna Porter Public Library's facility, and provide information accessibility, according to established procedures, for people of all ages and education and economic backgrounds in Gatlinburg and surrounding communities by providing a variety of information delivery formats for recreational, intellectual, cultural, educational, and occupational purposes.

 

Library Staff

Ask Us Anything

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Library Director

Outside of work, Kelsey enjoys fantasy novels like A Court of Thorns and Roses and sitcoms such as Parks and Recreation, hiking and cardio.

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Assistant Director

Logan enjoys sci-fi and fantasy novels such as Thrawn and Frankenstein, as well as video or board games like The Last of Us or Axis and Allies.

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Smoky Mountain Collection and Notary

Kaila can usually be found reading a classic like To Kill a Mockingbird, or enjoying a TV drama such as Downton Abbey or Stranger Things. She's fond of art and history as well as film studies and photography.

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Interlibrary Loans Coordinator

Jennifer loves to be immersed in a good story (regardless of genre), lush green trees, bad puns and especially her husband and four amazing children.

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Youth Services

From Peru, Fran holds a Bachelors's in Psychology, enjoys fantasy and video games.

 

Board of Trustees

Officers

Our amazing team is truly the core of Anna Porter Public Library. Their passion and commitment to helping our community creates an environment full of interesting and educational experiences for patrons to enjoy.

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Chairperson

Sharon K. Mellor, PhD, CAE holds the position of Chairperson. She is part of the innkeeping team at the Buckhorn Inn. She serves on the board of Objective: Veterans Smile, a non-profit organization to ensure dental care for veterans.

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Vice-Chairperson

Laurel is the CEO of the Great Smoky Mountain Association. Outside of volunteering for APPL, she enjoys walking in the woods, yoga, and dark chocolate.

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Treasurer

Graduate of Christian Brothers University with a BS in accounting. Ken is married with three sons and eight grandchildren. Ken Enjoys traveling, family time with his grandchildren, and UT Vols! Go Big O!

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Secretary

Debi retired from the Hillsborough County Public Schools where she served as principal, Director of Administration and Director of Human Resources.

 

Board of Trustees

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Born in Cambridge, Mass. Bill lived in Detroit and Arlington Heights. In 2006 Bill and Louise moved to Sevier Co. where shortly after, Bill joined the Bookclub and was involved in raising funds for the new building.

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Buie is the owner, operator, and artist of Buie's pottery and has been since she opened her doors in 1986. She previously served as President of the GSM Arts and Crafts community.

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Edna is married and mother to three children. She offers her services at the Gatlinburg First United Methodist Church as their Associate Pastor working directly with the Hispanic community.

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Karen is an alumnus of UTK and LSU, holds a position on the board for the GSM advisory board, and is a member of the Pi Beta Phi Women's Fraternity.

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An Allumni of Troy State University,  A US Navy Veteran,
Tennessee State Dept Women Veteran’s Chairman 2021-22, Board Member of the
National Buddy Walk, &  former Officer of the APPL Board of Trustees