COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has made five new hires:
Rick Catrone has been hired to serve as manager of the Livingston Branch. Catrone has been with CML for 10 years. He previously served as manager of CML’s Northern Lights Branch. Catrone begins his new role today. The previous Livingston Branch manager, Sheryl Owens, retired in January.
Christiana Trecker has been hired to serve as manager of the Shepard Branch. Trecker has been with CML for 17 years. She currently serves as customer services manager at the Karl Road Branch. Trecker begins her new role on Feb. 12. The previous Shepard Branch manager, Jennifer Hess, was hired as manager of CML’s Whetstone Branch in 2016.
Laura Johnson has been hired to serve as manager of the Linden Branch. Johnson has been with CML for 10 years. She was previously the youth services supervisor at the Parsons Branch. Johnson begins her new role on Feb. 13. The previous Linden Branch manager, Karen Richardson-Rogers, retired in January.
Andrea Villanueva has been hired to serve as manager of the Northern Lights Branch. Villanueva, filling the Northern Lights vacancy left by Catrone, is new to CML, arriving from Orange County Library in Florida where she served as an assistant branch manager. Villanueva begins her new role at CML on Feb. 26.
Adam Hochstetler has been hired to serve as manager of the Northside Branch when it opens this summer. Hochstetler has been with CML for five years. He currently serves as customer services manager at the Hilltop Branch and will transition into his new role on March 12. The previous Northside Branch manager, Candy Princehorn, was hired as manager of CML’s Dublin Branch in 2016.
A temporary location for the Northside Branch is open in the Kroger parking lot at 1350 N. High St. while the new branch is under construction.
NOTE: Electronic files of headshots available upon request.
Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework Help, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Club and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college readiness and employment resources.
CML was named a 2011 National Medal Winner by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for work in community service, the highest honor for libraries and museums. Columbus Metropolitan Library has been rated a 5-Star Library by Library Journal for seven of the eight years the magazine has published its industry ratings.