Here’s the short bio I offer when asked for one: Susan Brown took her first library job to earn beer money while in college. After several years spent working in academic and government libraries, she finally found her true calling behind the reference and reader’s advisory desk at a public library. Before moving to Kansas, she worked at libraries in Virginia and North Carolina and has her M.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the marketing director at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, KS and is passionate about readers’ services, social media, and marketing and merchandising for public libraries.
And if you really want to hear about me, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and read my resume and see a list of my presentations and publications.
If you want to hear what’s being said about me, here are a few recent articles:
- Tips from a Library Marketing Powerhouse, Booklist Corner Shelf Newsletter, February 2013
- SILS alumna, Susan Brown, leads “Banned Books Trading Card” initiative, October 24, 2012
- Check It Out with Nancy Pearl, Publisher’s Weekly, October 5, 2012
And of course, this is my personal blog. The ideas and opinions expressed here are my own and not those of my employer, Lawrence Public Library, or its affiliates.
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