Felton Thomas Jr

Director
Cleveland Public Library

Felton Thomas, Jr. has served as Executive Director of Cleveland Public Library (CPL) since January, 2009. Thomas has furthered the mission of CPL to be “The People’s University”, including launching initiatives aimed at addressing community needs in the areas of access to technology, education, and economic development. Prior to accepting the position of Director of CPL, Felton served as Director of Regional Branch Services for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District in Las Vegas, Nevada and President of the Nevada Library Association.
He was named a “Mover and Shaker” by the Library Journal, and acting as a fellow in the Urban Library Council’s Executive Leadership Institute. Felton serves on the board of Directors of the Public Library Association, and is a member of the Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet. Felton earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Nevada-Las Vegas and a Masters from The University of Hawaii.



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