Marcy Pride MLS, MA, is the former Director of the Oyer Memorial Library at Washington Bible College and Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, Maryland. Prior to this position, Ms. Pride was a Public Library Consultant, with the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Library and Services. She has also held positions as a business and reference librarian at American University, and the Head of Collection Management at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County . In 2002, her work on the statewide campaign” It’s Never Too Early” won the American Library Association’s John Cotton Dana Award for Library Public Relations. After a successful career in the corporate arena, k-12 education and for a variety of non-profit organizations, Mrs. Pride became a librarian. She has held offices in a number of community and civic organizations and has volunteered at the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Lifelong Literacy Center. She served on the Executive Board of the Maryland Library Association and she was appointed to the National Advisory Board for Healthy People 2010 and an ATLA Task Force on Theological Librarianship. Marcy has over 20 years of experience in establishing and managing collaborative efforts and in multicultural cooperatives. She has served as a consultant to Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Urban League and the United Way of Central Maryland. A frequent speaker at conferences and retreats both nationally and internationally, Marcy is also co-author of Blueprint for Marketing Your Library. She believes in the power of libraries to enrich our lives and expand our horizons.
ILRC: Working for You (with Mike Cobb, Jeffrey M. Dull, Randy L. Miller, and Rory Patterson), Faculty Publications and Presentations (2009)
ILRC Student Worker Orientation, ILRC Student Worker Orientation (2007)
This presentation was made at the 2007 ILRC Student Worker Orientation. Some 90 students ,...
Lining Up The P's (with Pat Fisher), Maryland Library Association Annual Conference (2006)
This presentation addresses four aspects of marketing and is applicable to academic, special, school and...
Blueprint for Your Library Marketing Plan (with Patricia Fisher) (2005)
In these challenging times, libraries face fierce competition for customers and funding. Creating and implementing...