Cleveland Heights Resident Joins Library Board

Robert Fischer's term began in May.

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights appointed Cleveland Heights resident Robert Fischer to the board at its May 1 meeting.

Fischer replaces Cardala Carter, who resigned in May to take a job as Nestle's digital marketing project manager in New York. She served three-and-a-half years of a seven year term. Fischer’s term will end in 2015.

Fischer, who has lived in Cleveland Heights for 10 years, is a research associate professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and co-director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the school.

“I want to ensure that the library maintains its reputation for high quality service and extensive holdings,” Fischer stated in his application. “As libraries move to greater emphasis on electronic and alternative media, I want to ensure that the Library continues to have a key role as a physical location and civic space.”

Richard Hollis May 10, 2012 at 09:50 PM
I am confused. Why is the school board, that seems to have a fair amount of trouble handling its task, appointing people to the library?
Michelle Simakis May 10, 2012 at 10:14 PM
This is why it's the school board that appoints the library board members: Ohio law requires that the local school board be the tax authority for a community’s public library, so library trustees are therefore chosen by the school board.
Jason Stein May 11, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Rob will make a great addition to the CH-UH Library Board.
Kevin Ziegler May 11, 2012 at 02:38 PM
I agree. Rob served on the Citizens Advisory Committee for a decade and was always very well informed about community education trends and needs.


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