COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has hired Benjamin Reid as manager of its New Albany Branch. He begins his new role today, July 30.
Reid previously served as director of the Huron Public Library in northern Ohio. Prior to that, he served as director of the Rose Memorial Library in Stony Point, New York.
“Benjamin has a great track record,” said CML Chief Customer Experience Officer Alison Circle. “We’re confident he’ll bring the same passion for librarianship and community service to New Albany.”
The previous manager of the New Albany Branch, Joe Yersavich, was hired as manager of CML’s Dublin Branch in March.
NOTE: Electronic file of Benjamin Reid’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.