Jeanell Marvin
(843) 805-6882


Jeanell Marvin is a former school teacher of nine years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Charleston Southern University and obtained a Master’s degree in Reading and Literacy from Walden University. Although a Bronx native, Jeanell and her husband are happily raising their four children near Charleston where they love living just close enough to the beach. When not spending time with family and friends, Jeanell can almost always be found nose-deep in a book or browsing the shelves of her favorite place in the world – the library. Jeanell has always found libraries to be a safe haven and truly believes in the world-changing power of books. With a heart for community and a passion for reading, Jeanell is dedicated to serving as the Executive Director of Charleston Friends of the Library and helping the non-profit fulfill its mission of serving the communities and libraries of Charleston County.


Susan Hoffius
Retired Curator, Waring Historical Library
Past President
Katie Norris
Client Account Manager, Alboddo Technology
VP of Membership
Chris Gilbert
Financial Advisor,  Merril Lynch

VP of Book Sales
Karen Warren
Retired, South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control

Carin Jorgensen
Executive Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations and Communications, College of Charleston


Amanda Bunting Comen
Owner of Social ABCs, Media Marketing Agency

Caleb Copper
Product Manager, Blackbaud

Whitney Currin
Greenway Coordinator, Charleston Medical District 

Virginia Ellison
Director of Archives and Research, South Carolina
Historical Society

Claire Fund
Retired, Director of Administration of the College of Charleston

Savannah J. Frierson
Office Manager, College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center

Tony Joyner
Executive Director of Housing Development, Metanoia

Chase Quinn
Program Coordinator, Gibbes Museum of Art, Freelance Journalist, Art Critic

Brandon Reid
Reference, The South Carolina Historical Society

Debora Yost
Retired, Vice president and Editor-in-Chief,  Prevention Magazine Health Books