2020 Recipients

ERIN BAKER, Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Erin Baker is the organizational learning coordinator for the Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL), where she leads a system-wide model of servant leadership to create an impact in the community.

Baker is a graduate of Northwestern University and went to graduate school at Notre Dame. She previously served as the Kent branch library manager, where she led a cultural shift reflected in Kent C.A.R.E.S. – offering community access, resources, and enrichment in a safe space. As a result, there was greater engagement overall with over 20 newly developed community partnerships along with an average 30% increase in program attendance, meeting room usage, door counts, and collection check outs.

Baker now serves the community as the City of Toledo Human Relations Commission chair; on the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity Women Build Committee; on the Girls Scouts of Western Ohio Women of Distinction Committee; on the Penta Career Center Advisory Board; among other leadership positions and recognitions.

Erin Baker