Who We Are

The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library operates as a cohesive staff of full- and part-time employees led by director Rachel Ziegler and governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. For a run down of department responsibilities, managers, board members, and contact information, see below.

Library Administration

Phone (317) 838-3803
Library Director Rachel Ziegler, (317) 839-6602, ext. 2111
Assistant Director & IT Manager Kerry Green, (317) 839-6602, ext. 2121
Administrative Assistant Kathy McGillem, (317) 839-6602, ext. 2108
Financial Manager Jessica Elston, (317) 839-6602, ext. 2105
E-mail askadministration@plainfieldlibrary.net
About the Department Administration is concerned with the business and management of the library. Contact this department with questions about library policy or our budget.

Library and Collection Services

Phone (317) 838-3800
Manager & Collection Development Librarian Mary Glaser
(317) 839-6602, ext. 2147
Circulation Supervisor Paula Hilton
(317) 839-6602, ext. 2122
Reference Supervisor & Interlibrary Loan Librarian Deb Shaw
(317) 839-6602, ext. 2113
Homebound Service Bev Smith
(317) 839-6602 ext. 2154
Jo Sibley
(317) 839-6602 ext. 2101
About the Department Library & Collection Services oversees everything pertaining to the adult library collection. The department handles circulation functions for all library materials, including: check-outs, cards, fines & fees, holds, and renewals. The department also manages the material in the collection, including: ordering, cataloging, processing, handing requests, withdrawing, and reordering. Special services such as interlibrary loan, homebound delivery, and basic computer classes are also offered by the Library & Collection Services Department.

Local History & Genealogy

Phone (317) 839-6602, ext. 2114
Department Manager Reann Poray
(317) 839-6602, ext. 2149
E-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net
About the Department The Indiana Room provides services for local history, genealogy and the Indiana collection.  The Indiana Room oversees the management of The Guilford Township Historical Collection which is housed in an environmentally-controlled archives.  The GTHC includes books, photographs, newspapers, family files, maps, microfilm, and an archival collection of a broad variety of historically relevant manuscripts, broadsides, and other items.  We also manage the Indiana collection of circulating and reference items.  Services offered include online databases, obituary look-ups, Affiliate with the Family History Library, and genealogy assistance.

Community Central

Phone (317) 838-3802
Department Manager Joanna Carter, (317) 839-6602, ext. 2159
E-mail askcommunitycentral@plainfieldlibrary.net
Meeting Room Reservations Susie Geswein, (317) 839-6602, ext. 2135
About the Department Community Central is in charge of developing and publicizing the library’s message.  They design and produce the bi-monthly Title Pages newsletter, library flyer and brochures.  Community Central also handles meeting room reservations, special event planning, and program planning for adults. Got a question about sponsorships or donations?  Call Community Central!

Youth Services

Phone (317) 838-3801
Department Manager Joyce Welkie, (317) 839-6602, ext. 2127
E-mail askchildren@plainfieldlibrary.net
About the Department Youth Services provides materials and programs for children and Teens ages birth to grade 5. The collections contain materials in all formats including books, magazines, videos and music. The department also provides programming for children of all ages. The department provides a collection of textbooks from the local schools.

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Phone (317) 839-6602, ext. 2123
Teen Coordinator Courtney Allison, (317) 839-6602, ext. 2123
About the Department area T provides materials and programs for Teens grades 6-12. The collections contain materials in all formats including books, magazines, manga, and audiobooks.