member since 2017
Tim Kambitsch is the Executive Director of the Dayton Metro Library. He is a native Daytonian and a graduate of Chaminade High School. Tim attended Sinclair Community College prior to transferring to Wright State University and completing his Political Science degree in 1977. He received his Master in Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University and completed additional graduate coursework in Public Administration from the University of Dayton.
Tim held the position of Associated Dean of Libraries at Butler University and much of his professional career involved was involved in library technology. He served the Dayton Metro Library as Assistant Director for Information Technology prior to his appointment to the position of Executive Director in 2001. Tim is proud to share that he began his library career as a page shelving books at the Library he now leads.
Tim has been active in the American Library Association and the Urban Libraries Council. He has held a number of leadership positions in the Ohio Library Council. His current community service includes serving on the Boards of the Dayton Society of Natural History, the Dayton Metro Library Foundation, Learn to Earn Dayton, and the Montgomery County Law Library Resources Board. Tim is a 2006 graduate of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Dayton program and has been active on the Curriculum Committee and its Board of Governors.
Tim regularly volunteers for service to the Oregon District Historical Society where he lives with his wife Julie Beall, another Dayton native who recently retired as Director of the Alexandria Montessori School in Centerville.