April 8, 2019

Library hires Main Library Adult Services Manager

Kristine Cook


COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has hired Kristine Cook as Adult Services Manager at Main Library. She began her new role yesterday, April 7.

As Adult Services Manager, Cook will oversee Main Library’s adult reference and programming, as well as CML’s interlibrary loan and call center.

A librarian, Cook has been with CML since 2014. She has served in numerous roles, most recently as Information Services Manager in Adult Services at Main Library. Prior to that position, she served as an Information Services Specialist at CML’s Hilliard Branch.

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.