January 14, 2019

Library hires Director of Human Resources

Bryan Lenzo


COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has hired Bryan Lenzo as Director of Human Resources. He begins his role at CML today, Jan. 14.

As Director of Human Resources, Lenzo will report to the library’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), be responsible for administering employee relations, compliance, talent acquisition and learning and development.

Lenzo received his master’s degree in Business Operational Excellence from The Ohio State University, where he also most recently served as Director of Human Resources for the College of Education and Human Ecology.

“We were highly impressed by Bryan’s overall HR experience and expertise, his connection to the work and mission of public libraries and his ability to communicate complex HR issues,” said CML Interim CAO Charlie Hansen. “He brings an immediate passion for operational excellence and a dedication to serving his community.”

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 Centers, 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.