The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library is pleased to announce that its current board president, James Roosa, will continue to serve on the Heights Libraries board for another seven-year term as a trustee, 2014 to 2021. The Library appointed Roosa in 2010 to finish out the three remaining years of the term of trustee Kevin Ortner, who resigned from the board in October 2010.
“During my three years on the board, I’ve had the privilege of working with a very talented and skilled library staff and fellow trustees,” says Roosa. “We’ve overseen the renovation of the Noble Branch and the completion of the Heights Knowledge and Innovation Center. With my reappointment, I’m hoping to continue that positive momentum.”
Roosa, a Cleveland Heights resident for eight years, is an attorney and principal of Roosa Co., LPA, and an adjunct professor at the Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He attended Oberlin College for his bachelor’s degree, Yale for a master’s, and Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
“Jim’s legal expertise and passion for education and culture has served the library well over the past few years, and we’re glad to have him back for a full term,” says Heights Libraries Director Nancy Levin.
Roosa was selected for the Heights Libraries board by the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education at its December 3, 2013, meeting. 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.