Wanda Kay Brown is the Director of Library Services for the C. G. O’Kelly Library. A 1977 graduate, she returned home after nearly three decades of comprehensive library experience. Prior to her appointment, she served as the Associate Dean of Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library. A leader in her profession, Brown has served as President of the North Carolina Library Association and President of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. She is the 2015 recipient of the DEMCO/Black Caucus Award for Excellence in Librarianship and the 2013 University of North Carolina – Greensboro School of Education, Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award.
- BA English, May 1977, Winston-Salem State University
- MLIS, 1983, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
“Association Leadership: Building and Sustaining Growth,” North Carolina Community College Learning Resource Centers Annual Conference, Flat Rock, NC, April 2014.
“Trust, Leadership and Happiness in the Workplace,” North Carolina Library Association, Women’s Issues in Librarianship Section, Raleigh, NC, November 2012.
“Leadership as a Journey,” Library and Administration Class Lecture, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Masters of Library and Information Science, Greensboro, NC, September 2010.
“Creating a Vision for Personal Excellence,” Commencement Ceremony, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Masters of Library and Information Science, Greensboro, NC., December, 2009.
“A Letter to Dr. Martin Luther King on the Election of Barak Obama as President of the United States,” Wake Forest University, January 2009.
“Ready, Set, Grow: Motivations For The Journey,” a presentation delivered for the Information Literacy Institute held in Charlotte, NC at Johnson C. Smith University in November 2007 and February 2008.
“Where We Need to Be: Librarians Equipped for the 21st Century Leadership Challenge,” Program Coordinator, North Carolina Library Association and the Southeastern Library Association Joint Conference, Charlotte, N.C., 2004.