Library Staff

Administration

Karen Knox

Library Director

I began working as the OTPL Director in February 2012, and I love working with the Orion Community!

Joyce Becker

Administrative Assistant

Jessica Streetman

Bookkeeper

Marjorie Wood

Bookkeeper

Lori McGeary

Lori McGeary

Volunteer Coordinator

Lori graduated from Chrysler Institute of Engineering with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management.  She has been with the library since 2005 and as the Volunteer Coordinator, she is responsible for recruiting, placement and training of teens, adults and special needs volunteers.  In her spare time Lori enjoys golfing, Zumba, reading the latest James Patterson novel,  and spending weekends up north.  She enjoys living in Lake Orion with her son who is a junior at Lake Orion High School and is proud to be  part of such a great team at the Orion Township Public Library!

Becky Bolin

Community Relations Specialist

Becky is a Advertising and Public Relations major and graduate of Michigan State University. Her job at the library is to be the communications link to the community through marketing and public relations. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking, photography, traveling and spending time with her family.

Adult, Teen and Outreach Services

Beth Sheridan

Head of Adult Services

Beth graduated from The Ohio State University and Indiana University, and has been a librarian since 2003. She enjoys spending time out of doors, especially biking, hiking, and camping, and she of course loves to read!

Kate Kloor

Kate Kloor

Adult Services Librarian

Kate graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in English Literature. She got her Master’s Degree from Wayne State University with a focus on technology and reference. Kate likes to read - everything from Faulkner to Sedaris. She enjoys growing orchids and painting in watercolor.

Kathleen Kozlowski

Teen Services Librarian

Kathleen graduated form Oakland University with her Bachelor's Degree in Management and Minor in Marketing. She got her Master's Degree from Wayne State University with a concentration on teen services. Kathleen enjoys reading teen fiction as well as manga. In her free time she likes running. cycling and and spending time with friends and family.

Gina Crowther

Outreach Coordinator

Gina received her Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Michigan University and her Master's Degree from Wayne State University. She enjoys spending time with her family, baking, and playing board games. As Outreach Coordinator, Gina oversees all of the outreach programs and works to bring library services to those who otherwise would not use the Library. She is always exploring new avenues and ways to share the Library with the Orion Community.

Mary Gleason

Mary Gleason

Outreach Services Clerk

Mary is the Outreach Services Clerk at the Orion Center branch.  She has the privilege of assisting seniors and other residents who visit that branch of the library.  Mary has lived in Lake Orion for 15 years with her husband and two boys.  She loves going to concerts, doing yoga with friends, reading and running.  In her spare time, Mary helps train runners for 5Ks and half marathons.

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Monica Zalewski

Outreach Services Clerk

Monica moved to Michigan from Syracuse, NY in 2013.  Her experience working with seniors and the homebound has given her a passion to provide support and services to those in need of Outreach services.  In her spare time, Monica enjoys cooking, hiking, skiing, and painting furniture.  She loves exploring Michigan with her husband and three children, and learning all the great things it has to offer.

Kristin Locke

Adult / Youth Services Librarian

Julie Schneider

Julie Sugg

Adult / Youth Services Librarian

Julie graduated from Michigan State University with a dual major in Psychology and Studio Art and received her MLIS from Wayne State University.  She enjoys literature, music, art, vegetarian food, and running.

Anne Barnard

ILS Coordinator

Anne has a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University.  Anne manages the software for the library circulation system.  She likes to read sci-fi, fantasy, mysteries, action/adventure and romance novels.  In her free time she likes to cook and travel, especially to the National Parks and historic sites.

Youth Services

Debra Refior

Head of Youth Services

Ms. Debra is the head of the Youth Services department. She likes Labrador Retrievers, cooking, and humorous books. Check out some of her favorite children’s books by browsing her GoodReads shelf. She is the liaison to Carpenter and Stadium.

Linda Pannuto

Youth Services Librarian

Ms. Linda likes art, music, hiking, biking and traveling. She is the liaison to Pine Tree and Orion Oaks.

Kristen Remenar

Youth Services Librarian

Ms. Kristen likes writing, mysteries, and yoga. Check out what she's reading by browsing her GoodReads bookshelves!

Halli Zalesin

Youth Services Librarian

Ms. Halli likes reading, art, making jewelry, and baking. Her favorite animals are polar bears and unicorns. Check out her Goodreads shelves to see what she’s been reading!

Suzanne Tison

Youth Services Librarian

Kristin Locke

Adult / Youth Services Librarian

Julie Schneider

Julie Sugg

Adult / Youth Services Librarian

Julie graduated from Michigan State University with a dual major in Psychology and Studio Art and received her MLIS from Wayne State University.  She enjoys literature, music, art, vegetarian food, and running.

Information Technology

Steve Saunders

Head of Information Technology

Steve is an (admittedly poorly read) English major and graduate of WSU's School of Library & Information Science. His job is to make the library's website, online catalog, calendar and other online tools easy to use and nice to look at. When not hiding out in his office, you might find him at the Adult Reference Desk.

Anne Barnard

ILS Coordinator

Anne has a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University.  Anne manages the software for the library circulation system.  She likes to read sci-fi, fantasy, mysteries, action/adventure and romance novels.  In her free time she likes to cook and travel, especially to the National Parks and historic sites.

Eric Hayes

Network & Systems Administrator

I began working at OTPL in January 2016. I love educating others about technology. Come to one of my Drop-in Technology Help programs every Thursday from 6:00p - 8:00p. I will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary.

Lillian Strasser

Computer Technician

Maintenance Services

Mike Morris

Head of Maintenance

Roger Buches

Maintenance Assistant

    Diana Foley

    Cleaning Assistant

      Support Services

      Shannon Schmidt

      Head of Support Services

      Penny Hess

      Interlibrary Loan Clerk

      Lorrie Beseau

      Technical Services Clerk

      Janet J.

      Support Services Clerk

        Kathy L.

        Support Services Clerk

          Evaline L.

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            Cherie M.

            Support Services Clerk

              James P.

              Support Services Clerk

                Suzanne R.

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                  Lisa R.

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                    Cyndi S.

                    Support Services Clerk

                      Shelvers

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