Our Staff

Contacting Chelsea District Library Staff

Phone: 734-475-8732
Fax: 734-475-6190
Address: 221 S. Main Street
Chelsea, MI 48118

Organizational Chart for Chelsea District Library

Library Administration

Lori Coryell
Lori CoryellLibrary Director
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Linda Ballard
Linda BallardAssistant Director
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Chris Berggren
Chris BerggrenAdministrative Assistant
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Terri Lancaster
Terri LancasterHead of Circulation
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Patty Roberts
Patty RobertsMarketing Coordinator
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Ron Andrews
Ron AndrewsHead of Technology
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Melanie Bell
Melanie BellNetwork Administrator
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Youth & Teens Services

Karen Persello
Karen PerselloHead of Youth & Teen Services
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Edith Donnell
Edith DonnellYouth & Teen Librarian
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Jessica Zubik
Jessica ZubikYouth & Teen Librarian
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Adult Services

Keegan Sulecki
Keegan SuleckiHead of Adult Services
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Shannon Powers
Shannon PowersAdult Services Librarian
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Laura Brown
Laura BrownAdult Services Librarian
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Cathy Kamil
Cathy KamilPT Adult Reference Librarian
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Board of Trustees

Charlie Taylor
Charlie TaylorPresident
Finance Committee
(734) 475-2172

Appointed by Dexter Township (Through 2018)

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Susan Lackey
Susan LackeyPresident-Elect
Chair, Nominating Committee
Finance Committee
Fundraising Committee
(734) 649-3119

Selected as an At-Large Trustee (Sylvan) (Through 2019)

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Jerry Wilczynski
Jerry WilczynskiTreasurer
Chair, Finance Committee
Nominating Committee
(734) 433-9469

Appointed by Lyndon Township (Through 2017)

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Jan Carr
Jan CarrSecretary
Chair, Policy Committee
Personnel Committee
(734) 475-7034

Appointed by Sylvan Township (Through 2018)

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TJ Helfferich
TJ HelfferichTrustee
Chair, Personnel Committee
Policy Committee
Nominating Committee
(734) 475-5966

Selected as an At-Large Trustee (City) (Through 2016)

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Anne Merkel
Anne MerkelTrustee
Chair, Fundraising Committee
Personnel Committee
(734) 475-3272

Appointed by the City of Chelsea (Through 2019)

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Elizabeth Sensoli
Elizabeth SensoliTrustee
Fundraising Committee
Policy Committee
(734) 662-2142

Appointed by Lima Township (Through 2017)

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Lori Coryell
Lori CoryellLibrary Director
(734) 475-8732 ext 206
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Monthly Board Packets

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The Chelsea District Library Board meetings are open to the public.

Open Board Meetings

Open Board Meetings

All meeting are open to the public so citizens may have the benefit of observing Board business. All formal action by the Chelsea District Library Board takes place during the public meetings. Closed sessions may be held to discuss personnel matters, the purchase or sale of property for competitive bidding, dispute involving court action, negotiations with employees and certain disciplinary matters.

We appreciate your interest in your Library. We believe community participation is essential to maintain excellent library services for all members of our District.

Public Participation

Meetings held by the Chelsea District Library are for the purpose of conducting library business. Public input is allowed during set times of these meetings and for specific amounts of time.

We encourage you to express your views on subjects related to the Library. Comments are welcome during times designed in each Board agenda.


Addressing the Board

There are several ways to formally address the Chelsea District Library Board:

Written Communication

You may write a letter addressed to the Chelsea District Library, c/o Board President, 221 S. Main St., Chelsea, MI 48118. Letters received by the Board President are given to the Board and normally become public record.

Telephone Communication/E-Mail

Community members are always encouraged and welcome to telephone the Library Director, the Board President, or any member to ask questions, share information, or discuss any issue of concern. The director may be contacted by email. Please be sure to include your full name and address for a response.

Participation in a Board Meeting

There are two ways to participate in a Board meeting:

You may call the Board President at least five days in advance of the Board meeting and ask to be placed on the agenda. The Board decides what agenda items are to be discussed when they formally adopt the agenda at the start of their meeting. Once approved, you will be allowed to make your presentation to the Board.

You may address the Board during the agenda item listed as “Comments from the Public.”

When addressing the Board, please state your name. If you are representative of an organization or group, please indicate whether you are representing the view of that group. Written statements should be given to the Board Secretary so copies can be made available to the press. Board members may question speakers, but the Board will not necessarily enter into debate or conversation during this portion of the meeting. In general, issues are referred to the Director for investigation, study and recommendation, designation as a future agenda item, or answered through written communication.