Sari Feldman heads one of the nation's 10 busiest library systems. It was ranked by Hennen's American Public Library Ratings 2006 as the Number One library in the United States among libraries serving populations of more than 500,000. Cuyahoga County Public Library has 28 branches and serves 47 communities.
Prior to joining Cuyahoga County Public Library in 2003, Feldman was deputy director of the Cleveland Public Library. She received a B.A. in English from State University of New York at Binghamton and a Master's in Library Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Since 1984, she has served as an adjunct faculty member at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, teaching graduate courses in library management, reference services, policy and grant writing. She was honored in 1995 with the Vice President's Award for Teacher of the Year.
Feldman is a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2004. She is also a board member of the Center for Community Solutions, OneCommunity as well as a Fellow of the Cleveland State University Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Leadership Academy. In addition, she was named a 2005 YWCA Woman of Achievement and this year was recognized for her achievements by Smart Business Magazine. She is the recipient of the David C. Sweet Leadership Academy Alumni Community Leadership Award and the Leadership Academy's 2002 Community Impact Award.
Her professional affiliations include the American Library Association, Beta Phi Mu, the Ohio Library Council, and the Public Library Association. She has written widely for professional publications and is the co-author of three books. The most recent book is "Learning Environments for Young Children."