About Me

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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, never thinking it would turn into a career.  After several years in academic and government libraries, she found her home at a public library. In 2013, she become the Director of the Chapel Hill Public Library in Chapel Hill, NC.  Before that, she was the Marketing Director at Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, KS, where she spearheaded the Banned Books Trading Card Project, which won a John Cotton Dana Award from the American Library Association.  Before moving to Kansas, she worked at libraries in Virginia and North Carolina, including Wake County and Orange County Public Libraries.  Susan holds a B.A. from Virginia Tech and an M.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She writes about marketing, management, leadership, and libraries at www.658point8.com.

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 sometimes I get recognized for stuff I’ve done:

  • 2014 Distinguished Alumna, UNC School of Information and Library Science
  • 2013 John Cotton Dana Award for Banned Books Trading Cards project
  • EBSCO/ALA 2013 Midwinter Conference Sponsorship
  • Mid-America Library Alliance Trainer of the Year, 2012 (with Kelly Fann)

And of course, this is my personal site.  The ideas and opinions expressed here are my own and not those of my employer, the Town of Chapel Hill, or its affiliates.

Want to get in touch?  Email me at 658point8@gmail.com

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