COLUMBUS—Patrick Losinski, CEO of Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), has been elected to serve on the governing board of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Losinski’s election comes less than a year after Columbus hosted the 2016 IFLA World Library and Information Congress. CML’s 23 locations – including its newly transformed Main Library – were widely visited destinations for the approximately 4,000 international delegates.
Losinski’s term on the governing board runs through 2019.
Founded in 1927 and headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands, IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Visit ifla.org for more information.
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.