Tina Yersavich Joins Cbus Libraries’ Board

 

Contacts:
Bryan Loar, Co-Founder
Cbus Libraries
bryan [at] cbuslibraries.com

Andrea Dixon, Co-Founder
Cbus Libraries
dixon [at] cbuslibraries.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio, January 4, 2018—Cbus Libraries, a grassroots initiative to champion libraries and the love of reading, is excited to welcome Tina Yersavich as its newest board member.

Tina has over 16 years of experience working in and serving libraries. Her career in public libraries began in 2001 at the Karl Road Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Tina held several leadership positions in the Columbus Metropolitan Library system that culminated in Youth Services Team Lead. Today, Tina is Senior Implementation Manager at OCLC, a global library cooperative. At OCLC, Tina has worked on Geek the Library, a marketing initiative for public libraries within the United States, provided CRM marketing analysis and collaborated to bring new products to libraries.

Tina earned her Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University and her Bachelor of Arts in English from The Ohio State University. She has presented at the Academic Library Association of Ohio. Tina’s love for libraries started in childhood at the Elyria Public Library. She enjoys yoga, meditation, running, and spending time with her family and dogs.

“We are thrilled to ring in the new year with Tina’s talents and leadership,” remarked Cbus Libraries Co-Founder Bryan Loar.

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

About Cbus Libraries
Cbus Libraries’ mission is to champion Central Ohio libraries, library enthusiasts 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 www.cbuslibraries.com.

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Desiree Thomas Joins Cbus Libraries’ Board

 

Contacts:
Bryan Loar, Co-Founder
Cbus Libraries
bryan [at] cbuslibraries.com

Andrea Dixon, Co-Founder
Cbus Libraries
dixon [at] cbuslibraries.com

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 www.cbuslibraries.com.

Janet Ingraham Dwyer Joins Cbus Libraries’ Board

 

Contacts:
Bryan Loar, Co-Founder
Cbus Libraries
bryan [at] cbuslibraries.com

Andrea Dixon, Co-Founder
Cbus Libraries
dixon [at] cbuslibraries.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio, November 3, 2017—Cbus Libraries, a grassroots initiative to champion libraries and the love of reading, is excited to welcome Janet Ingraham Dwyer as its newest board member.

Janet Ingraham Dwyer is celebrating eight years as State Library of Ohio’s Youth Services Library Consultant. With a focus on children and teens, Janet supports librarians and staff in Ohio public and school libraries. She manages Ohio’s participation in the nationwide Collaborative Summer Library Program, and she collaborates with the Ohio Library Council on Ohio Ready to Read, a statewide resource network to facilitate early literacy activities in libraries.

Additionally, Janet coordinates Choose to Read Ohio, a statewide initiative that promotes Ohio authors and books. The initiative encourages people of all ages to read, explore, and enjoy books together. She is devoted to collaboration across libraries, schools, literacy organizations, social service agencies, and other groups and individuals to support Ohio’s youth and families.

Janet previously worked at Worthington Libraries, most recently as its first Outreach Services and Volunteer Coordinator.

“Janet’s leadership in library initiatives and strong connections throughout the state make her a great addition to the board,” noted Cbus Libraries Co-Founder Bryan Loar.

Cbus Libraries enthusiastically welcomes Janet 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 www.cbuslibraries.com.

Shiva Shakeri Joins Cbus Libraries’ Board

Contacts:
Bryan Loar, Co-Founder
Cbus Libraries
bryan [at] cbuslibraries.com

Andrea Dixon, Co-Founder
Cbus Libraries
dixon [at] cbuslibraries.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio, November 2, 2017—Cbus Libraries, a grassroots initiative to champion libraries and the love of reading, is excited to welcome Shiva Shakeri as its newest board member.

Shiva connects Columbus College of Art and Design students to physical and online resources. Further, Shiva demonstrates CCAD Packard Library’s services to a broad community outside the college. As CCAD’s Marketing and Outreach Librarian, she engages and interacts with audiences through effective strategic branding using print, electronic promotional materials and social media. Shiva developed and oversees the CCAD Materials Library, offering a plethora of unique and futuristic materials for students to explore and experiment.

Shiva holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in media studies with a minor in art therapy from Columbus College of Art and Design. In 2014, Shiva was selected to participate in Library Leadership Ohio, a program to develop the next generation of transformative library leaders and encourage collaboration. She is currently working on her Master of Business Administration degree at Capital University.

“Shiva’s original perspective within and outside of libraries is particularly valuable,” remarked Cbus Libraries Co-Founder Bryan Loar.

Cbus Libraries warmly welcomes Shiva and is excited 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 www.cbuslibraries.com.

Mandy Knapp Joins Cbus Libraries’ Board

Contacts:
Bryan Loar, Co-Founder
Cbus Libraries
bryan [at] cbuslibraries.com

Andrea Dixon, Co-Founder
Cbus Libraries
dixon [at] cbuslibraries.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 19, 2017—Cbus Libraries, a grassroots initiative to champion libraries and the love of reading, is excited to welcome Mandy Knapp as its newest board member.

Mandy works with public libraries to better understand and use the technology available to them. She believes in the power of libraries to change the lives of the people they serve. Currently, Mandy works for the Ohio Public Library Information Network as the Digital Resources Manager.

Mandy holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Arts in public policy and management from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.

“Mandy is incredibly smart and will be a great addition,” said Matthew Dyer, Cbus Libraries Board Member.

Cbus Libraries warmly welcomes Mandy and is excited to continue to build engaging, community-based projects.

About Cbus Libraries
Cbus Libraries’ mission is to champion 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 www.cbuslibraries.com.

Matthew Dyer Joins Cbus Libraries’ Board

Contacts:
Bryan Loar, Co-Founder
Cbus Libraries
bryan [at] cbuslibraries.com

Andrea Dixon, Co-Founder
Cbus Libraries
dixon [at] cbuslibraries.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 9, 2017—Cbus Libraries, a grassroots initiative to champion libraries and the love of reading, is thrilled to welcome Matthew R. Dyer as its newest board member.

Matthew has over 10 years of public sector HR-related experience. In 2005, Matthew began working for the State of Ohio and has worked for several state agencies, including the State Library of Ohio as HR Manager. He is currently the Training Academy Program Director at the Ohio Office of Budget and Management. Matthew leads a team of seven who support over 4,700 fiscal professionals and over 10,000 end-users.

Matthew earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree with concentration in management as well as dual Bachelor of Science degrees in human resources management and business administration. He is a member of Beta Phi Mu, serves on the Ohio Library Council Human Resources and Trainer Division and has been recognized for excellence by numerous organizations. He and his husband, Michael, live in the Westgate neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio.

“Matthew is a perfect fit for Cbus Libraries. His tireless work in the community through OLC, Pecha Kucha Columbus and other endeavors are an inspiration,” said Bryan Loar, Co-Founder, Cbus Libraries.

Cbus Libraries warmly welcomes Matthew and is excited to continue to build engaging, community-based projects.

About Cbus Libraries
Cbus Libraries’ mission is to champion 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 www.cbuslibraries.com.