September 4, 2019

Library hires Hilliard Branch manager

Amy McLanahan


COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has hired Amy McLanahan as manager of its Hilliard Branch. She began her new role on Sunday, Sept. 1.

McLanahan has served as Youth Services Manager at the Hilliard Branch for 14 years of her 24-year CML career, most of it spent in various youth services roles at the Hilliard Branch.

“Amy is already a fixture in the Hilliard community,” said CML Chief Customer Experience Officer Alison Circle. “Her passion for librarianship, customer service and working with children made her an ideal choice to serve as manager in this evolving community.”

The previous manager of the Hilliard Branch, Robin Nesbitt, retired this weekend after 31 years of service to CML.

NOTE: Electronic file of Amy McLanahan’s headshot is available upon request.

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.