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November 20, 2019 

Contact: Donna Scott-Martin

301-699-3500, x6152

Nicholas Brown

Library Names New Chief Operating Officer for Communication and Outreach

Largo, MD – Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) announces the selection of Nicholas A. Brown as its Chief Operating Officer for Communication and Outreach. Brown will oversee the public relations and digital services departments. He will use his talents to broaden the Library’s programming and outreach efforts in the county. Library Journal named Nicholas a 2019 Mover and Shaker for his innovative programs while at the Library of Congress.

In his most recent position as Director of Special Productions and Initiatives at Washington Performing Arts (WPA), Brown developed large-scale, multi-disciplinary community engagement programs, including Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach Project and Latinx in D.C. “My role at WPA built upon the work that I did at the Library of Congress,” Nicholas says. “The performing arts, libraries and cultural heritage organizations all have similar functions in creating spaces for communities to gather, explore ideas and be enriched with cultural experiences.”

Nicholas Brown comes to PGCMLS with a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from The Catholic University of America and six years of service as a music and program specialist at the Library of Congress. “We are thrilled that Nicholas Brown has decided to advance his love of public service at PGCMLS and look forward to the exciting new ideas he will bring to the county,” exclaimed Roberta Phillips, the Library’s CEO.

About Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), consisting of 19 branches, offers strategies for lifelong learning. Skills development library resources include Brainfuse’s HelpNow and JobNow, MANGO Languages, ArtistWorks for Libraries and Learning Express Library. Early literacy resources are Ready 2 Read Centers, Ready 2 Read Backpacks, ABCmouse, AWE Early Literacy Stations, Beanstack, Playaway Launchpads and PebbleGo. All these services are free with your PGCMLS library card. Also, enjoy 3D printing, Minecraft, DREAM (Digital Resources for Electronic Applications in Media) lab, chess clubs and TAG (Teen Action Group), free at your library. Engage with us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and YouTube. Check out our mobile apps! Learn more about what your Library has to offer at