September 11, 2017

Library hires new managers for Canal Winchester, Driving Park and Marion-Franklin branches

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has made two new hires:

Matt Craft has been hired to serve as manager of the Canal Winchester and Marion-Franklin branches.

Craft has been with CML for more than 10 years. He served as interim manager of the Franklinton Branch since this spring. Before that, he was the customer services manager at the Gahanna and Whitehall branches. Canal Winchester and Marion-Franklin’s previous branch manager, Martha Lund, retired earlier this year.

Cheryl Evans has been hired to serve as manager of the Driving Park Branch.

Evans is new to CML, coming from the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio where she served as regional coordinator for the Ohio Reading Corps, an AmeriCorps program.


NOTE: Electronic files of headshots 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, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Club 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 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. Columbus Metropolitan Library has been rated a 5-Star Library by Library Journal for seven of the eight years the magazine has published its industry ratings.