Dearborn Public Library

Betty Adams

Library Director

Betty Adams

Email: Contact Form | Phone: 313-943-2049

Since May 2023, Betty Adams has served as the Library Director of Dearborn Public Library. Her background as an administrator in multiple service oriented industries, paired with her experience in libraries, support her focus on the patron experience. Her life-long love for libraries fuel her to lead with an optimistic vision for the future of libraries, while being respectful of their historic impact. As someone who has fond memories growing up in Dearborn, she has high hopes and a collaborative mindset to expand the offerings of the Library to continue to support the community.

Betty received her Bachelor’s from Eastern Michigan University and her Master’s from Wayne State University. If you see her at any of the branches, be sure to say, “hello!”

Julie Schaefer

Interim Director

Julie Schaefer

Email: Contact Form | Phone: 313-943-2338

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.

Patty Podzikowski

Administrative Librarian

Patty Podzikowski

Email: Contact Form | Phone: 313-943-2817

Patty Podzikowski is an Administrative Librarian. She has worked for the library system for 21 years, in many different positions. She has been an Assistant Librarian, a Children’s Librarian, a Cataloging Librarian and an Adult Services Librarian.

Patty received her Bachelor’s Degree from Madonna University and her Master’s Degree from Wayne State University. Working closely with the public and staff, she always strives to provide excellent customer service and a safe, pleasant atmosphere to all library visitors.

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