Euclid Public Library Trustee Benjamin Chinni Receives Ohio Library Council Trustee Award of Achievement

EPL Trustee Benjamin Chinni

The Ohio Library Council, the statewide professional association which represents the interests of Ohio’s public libraries, will honor long-time Euclid Public Library Board Trustee Mr. Benjamin Chinni with the 2016 Trustee Award of Achievement at this year’s OLC Awards and Honors Luncheon on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at the Kalahari Resort. Mr. Chinni will be honored for his more than 21 years of service and commitment to the Euclid Public Library.

Mr. Chinni has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 1995. During his tenure, Mr. Chinni has served as the President and Vice President of the Board, the Personnel/Finance Committee Chair, and a member of Library Services and Policy Committees. As a stakeholder, he has spearheaded and supported library renovations, enhancements, and resolutions, which have positively impacted the system’s technology and early literacy initiatives. His efforts as a Trustee have resulted in the mobilization of the library’s outreach department, allowing librarians to visit shut-in patrons and those unable to temporarily access the building with ease, in addition to the preschoolers and early learners in Euclid.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this achievement with Mr. Chinni,” said Euclid Public Library Director Kacie Armstrong. “He has not only been committed to serving as a Trustee of the Euclid Public Library, but he has supported libraries throughout the state of Ohio, and we extend our heartfelt thanks.”

Mr. Chinni’s labors have resulted in significant financial investments in equipment and staff training for technology, positioning Euclid Public Library as an information cornerstone in the Northeast Ohio community. While serving the Euclid Public Library, Mr. Chinni also volunteered to serve all state libraries as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

Mr. Chinni is currently an Associate Regional Solicitor with the United States Department of Labor where he provides trial litigation and general legal services to the department while assisting the United States Attorney in the prosecution of criminal cases.

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