On January 3, 2023, CLEVNET will be getting a new director, Jamie L. Mason comes to CLEVNET from Rocky River Public Library where he was Director for 8 years and Deputy Director for 5 years. Before that he was Technology Manager at Avon Public Library, and a technology consultant for several libraries in Lorain County. He graduated with an MLIS from Kent State University and attended Cleveland State University’s Leadership Academy and Public Management Academy. Jamie has served on the Rocky River City Schools Curriculum Advisory Board, the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) Board and was American Library Association (ALA) Chapter Liaison for Ohio Library Council. Since Rocky River Public Library joined CLEVNET in 2017, Jamie served on the Executive Directors’ Panel and as Chair of the Executive Panel until his appointment to Director of CLEVNET. He has a strong leadership and technology background and is looking forward to applying his strengths to the CLEVNET organization.
“I am excited to move forward in this important new role. One of the tasks CLEVNET faces moving forward is to be a sounding board and source of information for more cooperation in the State of Ohio and to act as an example for cooperation in the nation. We should let other states and organizations know what is possible and be a resource to assist them to follow our example. In a climate where politicians are constantly looking at how government institutions and resources should be consolidated, CLEVNET stands out as the standard and the example for cooperation.”