Nick Tepe began working in libraries in 2000 at Columbus Metropolitan Library in the Outreach Services division. He worked in several different positions at CML, including as the first Homework Help Center Coordinator at the Linden branch library in 2004, and as Circulation Division manager from 2007-2011. He completed his Master of Library Science from Kent State University in 2005, and participated in the 2006 class of Library Leadership Ohio. He served on the Ohio Library Council’s Intellectual Freedom Committee from 2010-2013 and has been, was a member of the OLC Board of Directors from 2013-2019, and was the Chair of the Board in 2018. He was the Director of the Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library from 2012-2016, and is currently Director of the Athens County Public Libraries.