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 the various library locations on a rotating schedule and are open to the public.
Ollye Davis was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees in August 2018 by Commissioner Lisa Cupid. She is a retired School Library media specialist with 25 years of service with Fulton County Public School System. Other positions include research librarian and information specialist with the Southern Center For Studies in Public Policy, Clark Atlanta University (formerly Clark College). While employed with the Southern Center in Public Policy, she authored a publication , “So You Are Doing Research! An Annotated Guide to Library Materials in Political Science and Related Fields.” This publication is now archived in the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC). Ollye also was a part-time Adjunct Professor, English and Library Science, Georgia Military College, Research Librarian and Curator, Margaret Mitchell Collections, Fulton County Public Library. Presently Ollye is employed as a substitute Library Media Specialist and Teacher In Cobb and Fulton County Public School Systems.
Ollye received a Bachelor of Arts, Clark College, English, Journalism, Secondary Education and Library science; Masters of Science, Library and Information Science, Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University. She also received her National Board Certification in 2005 in the field of Library Media/Early Childhood through Adulthood.
Ollye has affiliations with several professional organizations including American Library Association (ALA); Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA); Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). She is also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc; Historian for American Auxiliary, Unit 296 and serves on the audio visual team at her church.
She and her husband, James live in Mableton, have been married 45 years and have two adult children and seven wonderful grandchildren.
Brunessa Drayton was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees in November 2018 by Commissioner Lisa Cupid.
Peggy Kelley Holbrook was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2007 by then commissioner Helen Goreham. She is currently serving on the Facilities Committee and is the Vice-Chairman to the Board. 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 two wonderful children and seven fabulous grandchildren!
Jon was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees by Commissioner Ott in December 2017. He 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, two college-age daughters, and two rowdy dogs of uncertain parentage.
Dr. Tony Le was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Commissioner Bob Weatherford for the 2017-2019 term. 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 area 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 works for Habitat for Humanity, Cobb County Emergency Operation Center, and Meal On Wheels. Additionally, he is also a Mentor at the Cristo Rey Jesuit School in Atlanta, GA.
Peggy Pool was appointed to the Library Board in 2009 by Commissioner Lee to represent District 3 in Cobb County. Ms. Pool 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 the mathematics education community across Georgia.
Abby was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees by Commissioner Ott in January, 2009. She currently serves as the Chair for the Board of Trustees, serves on the Library Foundation Board, and has served on the Trustees’ Facilities Committee as well as chaired the Bylaws Committee.
Abby is the former Communications Specialist for Wheeler High School and 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 & committees, served on the School Council at both Wheeler HS & East Cobb MS, was on the Governing Board at Sedalia Park ES, and considers herself a Child Advocate for all children. She is a past Bd. Member of the East Cobb Civic Association, was Booster Club President for Wheeler Boys Soccer for four years, 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 & 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 two wonderful children (ages 24 & 22), a very supportive husband of 27 years, is an avid Atlanta United fan, currently lives in East Cobb and has been in Cobb County for 30+ years.
Ellen Springer is the president and owner of Springer & Company, CPA’s, PC,, and she has over 30 years experience in public accounting, including the international firm of Coopers & Lybrand.
Ms. Taylor was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees in October 2017 by Chairman Boyce. She has served as the Grants Compliance Director for the City of Atlanta since 2008. Ms. Taylor also a licensed real estate broker in both Georgia and Florida.
Connie Taylor, a resident of Powder Springs since 1999, an employee of the City of Atlanta since 1994. Connie has an MBA in Business Administration (Project Management), a bachelor’s degree in International Business and is a member of Shaw Temple AME Zion Church, Smyrna Georgia.
Connie is a licensed Real Estate Broker (Taylor Realty Service, Inc) in the States of Georgia and Florida and a License Real Estate Instructor in the State of Georgia. Connie has worked as a Real Estate Salesperson since 1996; a Broker since 2001, and Real Estate Instructor since 2002.
Connie currently serves on the Cobb County Trustee Board, County Library Foundation, and the Arthur Langford, Jr. Teen Leadership Board. She has been appointed and volunteered her time to serve on several other community committees such as: Cobb County Board of Tax Assessors, the SPLOST Oversight Committee, Cobb County Parks Bond Advisory Committee, Keep Powder Springs Beautiful and Keep Cobb County Beautiful Board.