The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library is pleased to announce the appointment of its newest board member, Suzann Moskowitz. Her term begins this month, January 2016.
Moskowitz, a Cleveland Heights resident, graduated from Cornell University in 1998 and received her law degree from Stanford Law School in 2003. For the past five years, she has run The Moskowitz Firm, a boutique law firm specializing in the protection of intellectual property rights and the legal challenges of technology and privacy.
She is also a volunteer with the group Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts; a faculty member at Bad Girls Ventures, a Cleveland-based nonprofit that trains and supports women entrepreneurs; and is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and a former member of the Shaker Square Area Development Corporation Board of Directors.
“Having lived in many other cities as well as overseas, I am aware of what a gem our library system is,” says Moskowitz. “The library benefits me tremendously on a professional level—I frequent the HKIC and use the conference rooms regularly. The library is a huge part of what makes this a wonderful community to live in, and I’d like to do my part to support it.”
Moskowitz’s enthusiasm for Heights Libraries is also personal. “My parents and older sister emigrated from the Soviet Union shortly before I was born,” she says. “I fondly remember summer days with my sister walking to the University Heights branch near our house when my parents went to work. We’d hang out for hours and be ridiculously competitive about the summer reading club. I remember eating a regrettable number of Personal Pan Pizzas one summer, so Pizza Hut must have donated the prizes.”
Now she brings her own children to the library: “My two sons, Jacob (9) and Asher (7), can often be seen dashing across the glass bridge to the Lee Road branch.”
Moskowitz replaces outgoing board member Rob Fischer, whose term ended in December 2015.