Nicholas Brown

Chief Operating Officer for Communication and Outreach, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Nicholas Alexander Brown is a Honduran-American library executive and musician based in Maryland, where he currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Communication and Outreach at the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System. He is the recipient of the 2021 Library Journal Marketer of the Year Award and was a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2019.

Nicholas is also adjunct faculty for the Department of Library and Information Science at Catholic University and Music Director/Founder of The Irving Fine Society. He previously worked as Director of Special Productions and Initiatives at Washington Performing Arts, Program Specialist for the Office of the Librarian/Office of Special Events & Public Programs at Library of Congress, Music Specialist/Concert Producer at Library of Congress, and Army Bandsman with the 215th Army Band.

Nicholas is an active conductor, choral singer, and musicologist, and has performed across the US, Europe, and Honduras. His writing has appeared in Library Journal, The Horn Book, and HuffPost blog. He is a contributor to The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Popular Music and Public Diplomacy (Transcript Verlag, 2017).

Nicholas is a Past President of the DC Library Association and Beta Phi Mu Iota Chapter, a Past Chair of Library of Congress GLOBE, and an active member of the ALA Rainbow Roundtable. He serves on the Financial Empowerment Center at PGCC Advisory Board, the LIS Advisory Board at Catholic University, and the University of Maryland iSchool MLIS Advisory Board.

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