COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has hired Donna Zuiderweg as Chief Community Engagement Officer (CCEO). Zuiderweg begins her new role today, April 24.
As CCEO, Zuiderweg will report to the library’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), be responsible for providing visionary leadership to the library’s Development & Affinity, Marketing, Collection Services and Strategic Initiatives departments and serve on CML’s Executive Leadership Team.
“Donna’s passion for the work of public libraries, as well as her familiarity with our organization, make her a tremendous asset to CML,” said CML CEO Patrick Losinski.
Zuiderweg previously served as CML’s Director of Development & Affinity from 2005 to 2015 before becoming Senior Vice President of Community Engagement for the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.
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.