Nate Hill

Work Experience

Executive Director
Metropolitan New York Library Council
New York, New York
2015 - Present

The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is the largest of nine regional library councils in New York State, serving all the boroughs of New York City as well as Westchester County. METRO’s membership spans +/-250 libraries, archives, museums, non-profits, and others as organizational members, and also includes students, consultants, and others as individual members. The organization’s mission is to facilitate collaboration, build capacity, support innovation, and enhance resource sharing by connecting the efforts of the diverse membership.

In my two-year tenure as Executive Director, I have:

Assistant Director
Chattanooga Public Library
Chattanooga, Tennessee
2012 - 2015

The Chattanooga Public Library serves a population of 170,000 residents with one central library and three branch facilities. As a leader in Chattanooga, I helped this library transition out of obsolescence and obscurity to become a global source of inspiration and innovation for librarians and other knowledge workers.

In my three-year tenure as Assistant Director, I:

Web Librarian
San Jose Public Library
San Jose, California
2009 - 2012

The San Jose Public Library is a busy urban public library system in the heart of Silicon Valley with 24 branches serving a population of more than 1 million people. I was recruited to the library’s ‘Digital Futures’ team in 2009 to help them design and launch a new web presence after the library had separated itself from a citywide content management system.

In my three-year tenure as a web librarian, I:

Branch Library Manager, other roles
Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn, New York
1999 - 2009

The Brooklyn Public Library is the sixth largest public library system in the United States, serving more than 3 million people from 60 locations. I began my career in libraries as a Library Assistant at the Stone Avenue Branch, and over nearly a decade gained more responsibility and experience. Much of the work I do now remains grounded in lessons learned during these formative years.

In nearly a decade at the Brooklyn Public Library I:

Advisory Roles



Selected Grants and Awards

Selected Presentations and Workshops


Consulting Clients


Pratt Institute, New York, New York
Masters of Library and information Science, 2008

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
BS, Studio Art, 1997