January 24, 2019

Carla Williams-Scott appointed to Columbus Metropolitan Library Board of Trustees

Carla Williams-Scott


COLUMBUS—The Franklin County Commissioners have appointed Carla Williams-Scott to the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) Board of Trustees. She fulfills a seven-year term that commenced Jan. 1, 2019 and ends Dec. 31, 2025. Williams-Scott was officially sworn in during today’s Trustee meeting.

Williams-Scott currently serves as Director of the City of Columbus Dept. of Neighborhoods. She fills the seat recently vacated by Erika Clark Jones who, after 14 years on the Board of Trustees, completed her service at the end of 2018.

Additionally, the following officers have been voted upon by the CML Board of Trustees, effective Jan. 1, 2019:

  • Timothy Frommeyer, president
  • Katie Chatas, vice president
  • Kevin Reeves, secretary

The officer positions are elected every year.

CML’s seven-member Board of Trustees is responsible for guiding major decisions about library strategies and operations. This includes everything from capital projects to the customer code of conduct.

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 Challenge 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 and career 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. CML was also named 2010 Library of the Year by Library Journal.