Our Employee Experience

Engaging Our Diverse Workforce
We’re committed to diversity and inclusion by focusing on racial equity plans and priorities across the organization that leads to positive and meaningful change.
Leaha Mathis

Branch Manager, Driving Park Branch

Working at the library helped me realize my passion: making people feel more welcome in the library than I ever did. Every day brings a new opportunity to get customers something they need while making them feel like they belong. In return, customers bring in their stories, business and families, which also makes staff feel a part of the community. I love our libraries and want each person that visits to love them too.
Carolyn Nims

Youth Services Librarian, Main Library Children’s

It is an honor to work alongside experts in the field passionate about serving our community. I get to advocate for my colleagues and our customers as part of a committee focused on the library’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Doing mission-driven work that aligns with my own values keeps me here. Working for the library has been a wonderful outlet for my creativity and compassion, and I've had great opportunities to grow.
Sokwat Sam

IT Service Desk Specialist, Main Library

When I enter or leave the front entrance of Main Library, I always look up at the words “Open to All” and remember the first time I looked up at those words as a kid. I keep coming back because everyone has the same passion for the library and its mission. Even after more than 20 years, I love coming to work every day, knowing everyone has the same goal.

At Columbus Metropolitan Library, we are striving to build a workforce that is as diverse as the communities we serve.


We’re driven by our strategic plan and customer-centric philosophy to strive to make a positive impact in the lives of our customers.


We’re proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package, with options designed to best meet the needs of you, your family and your lifestyle.