Library Director Maryanne Bartles is a long-time City of Dearborn employee and lifetime Dearborn resident. She began her career with the Dearborn Public Library in 1971 as a library clerk, later holding positions as an assistant librarian, a Librarian I and a branch supervisor. In 1993, she was named the administrative librarian for technical services, overseeing the upgrade of technology and improving public systems for customers. In 2002, she was named the Deputy Library Director and in 2006, the Library Commission appointed her as Director of the Dearborn library system.
Bartles holds a master’s in library science from the UM-Ann Arbor and a bachelor’s degree from UM-Dearborn.
Julie Schaefer is the Deputy Library Director. Promoted to the position in 2006, she has also held positions as Administrative Librarian, Youth Services Supervisor, Branch Supervisor, Librarian I, and Assistant Librarian during her 25 year tenure with the City. Julie’s focus has always been serving customers well and providing the services and experience they expect from the public library. Julie holds a B.A in education from UM-Dearborn and received her master of science in library science from Wayne State University in 1992.
Administrative Librarian Steven Smith is a lifelong Dearborn resident. He began working part-time for the Dearborn Public Library as a page in 1981 and moved up to a full time position for the library in 1987. Steve worked as the library Systems Administrator for many years, and then became an Administrative Librarian in 2006.
Steve holds his bachelor’s degree in computer science from UM-Dearborn and his master’s degree in library science from Wayne State University.