Desiree Thomas Joins Cbus Libraries’ Board


Bryan Loar, Co-Founder
Cbus Libraries
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Andrea Dixon, Co-Founder
Cbus Libraries
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COLUMBUS, Ohio, November 20, 2017—Cbus Libraries, a grassroots initiative to champion libraries and the love of reading, is excited to welcome Desi Thomas as its newest board member.

Desi has 18 years in the library service field with recognized strengths in readers’ advisory, organizational agility, project management and collaborative enterprises. Since August 2016, Desi has served as Teen Librarian within the Worthington Libraries. Previously, Desi rose with increasing responsibilities over 16 years in the Columbus Metropolitan Library, her last role being Youth Services Supervisor.

Desi earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree with a concentration in children and youth services and Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The Ohio State University. She is a recipient of the Janice Smuda Children’s Librarianship Award and serves on the Choose to Read Ohio Advisory Council.

“We are thrilled to have Desi join the Cbus Libraries Board — her knowledge and experience in public libraries will be a benefit to our organization,” remarked Cbus Libraries Co-Founder Andrea Dixon.

Cbus Libraries enthusiastically welcomes Desi and is ready to continue to build engaging, community-based projects.

About Cbus Libraries
Cbus Libraries’ mission is to champion Central Ohio libraries, library professionals and the love of reading.  Co-founded by two librarians, Andrea Dixon and Bryan Loar, Cbus Libraries reaches more than 6,000 online followers worldwide and features a Central Ohio library every month. In 2017, Cbus Libraries incorporated as a nonprofit and is currently working to obtain 501(c)(3) status. Learn more at