January 23, 2020

Columbus Metropolitan Library Board of Trustees swears in new officers

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) Board of Trustees has sworn in its new officers, effective Jan. 1, 2020:

  • Katie Chatas, community volunteer, as president
  • Kevin Reeves, Vice President, Power Origination, North American Gas & Power, BP Energy Company, as vice president
  • Catherine Strauss, Partner, Ice Miller LLP, as 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.