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Director

The Library Board of Trustees delegates responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Library to the Library Director. A Library Director is the chief administrative officer of the Library. The Director is responsible for both day-to-day management of the Library and for assisting the Library Board with "big picture" issues like planning and policy-making.

What the Library Director is responsible for:
  • preparing the budget for Library Board approval
  • developing policies for Library Board approval
  • overseeing the hiring and supervision of all other library staff
  • overseeing the overall operations of the Library
  • overseeing the planning for future library expansion and development
  • maintaining public relations in the community
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Planning and Facilities Department

The Planning and Facilities Department of the Forsyth County Public Library is responsible for providing long range planning for the library system as a whole. This department considers and submits construction plans for projects such as renovations, additions to existing branches, and the construction of additional branches.

The Planning and Facilities Department also provides facility maintenance for all of the library branches and headquarters as well as oversight for all construction projects as they come into fruition.

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Information Technology Department

The Information Technology Department strives to provide appropriate technology as it evolves and to maintain optimal functionality of existing computer hardware and systems. Information Technology staff often works behind the scenes to ensure that technology in the library is functioning properly. This department supports the technology needs of all of the other departments in the library. This includes working with staff in other departments to keep them informed about library technology and trained in the skills necessary to allow them to assist patrons in using public access computers and other computer-intensive library services, such as the Automated Telephone Renewal and Notification System.

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Public Services Department

The Public Services Department is the largest and most publicly visible department. This department provides the public face for the Library. Staff members in the Public Services Department interact with patrons on a daily basis. They are the smiling faces who check your books in and out, answer your questions, shelve the books, and provide programs for your children.

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Materials Services Department

The Materials Department of the Forsyth County Public Library provides the necessary services to acquire, catalog, and process all items in the collection. Staff members in this department handle over 23,000 items a year. Materials are selected according to the official Collection Development Policy and are responsive to the Forsyth County community. Patrons may request specific titles for purchase. Interlibrary Loan staff borrows items that are beyond the scope of the public library collection from libraries across the Southeast.

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Support Services Department

The Support Services Department is responsible for the Library's financial operations and Human Resource management. Key services in the financial area include accounting, budget management, financial recordkeeping and reporting, payroll, and purchasing. Key services in the human resources area include recruitment and hiring, employee benefits, recordkeeping and reporting, and compensation.

Director

Library Director
Anna Lyle
678-513-9378
lylea@forsythpl.org


Information Technology Department

Assistant Director for Information Technology
Holly Barfield
678-513-9383
barfieldh@forsythpl.org

Public Services Department

Assistant Director for Public Services
Stephen Kight
678-513-9376
kights@forsythpl.org

Materials Department

Assistant Director for Materials
Linda Kelly
678-513-9355
kellyl@forsythpl.org

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