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ERIC Number: EJ925982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-15
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
2010 Library of the Year: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Berry, John N., III
Library Journal, v135 n11 p22-25 Jun 2010
This article features Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), winner of the Gale/"Library Journal" Library of the Year Award 2010. CML, comprised of an operations center and 21 branches, serves the 847,376 people who inhabit a large portion of Franklin County in central Ohio. It is an independent library with its own taxing district. CML operates with a tight focus on a carefully researched and developed strategic plan of which the managers and staff are very proud. The culture of CML has become one of perpetual strategic planning, adaptability, constant investment in efficiency, and attention to chosen priorities. It has imbued the staff with an unusual receptivity to change, and they get and engineer lots of it and rework the plan at regular intervals. Over the entrance to the 103-year-old Carnegie building that is the systems main library are the words "Open to all." The reasons behind CML receiving the award become clear when one hears executive director Patrick Losinksi elaborate on this motto.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio