Director, Forsyth County Public Libraries
Brian Hart is at the confluence of a national conversation about the image of librarians and librarianship among the public. He is a 2012 MLIS graduate from the University of South Carolina, where he was was awarded the Ethel Bolden Minority Scholarship. He is Director of Libraries for Forsyth County, North Carolina and also earned a Master’s of Public Administration from Georgia College and State University in 2020.
Hart was selected as a 2014 Emerging Leader by the American Library Association, where he co-founded the ALA “Librarians Build Communities” MIG to coordinate skilled volunteer efforts and celebrate the diverse ways librarians enrich, educate and enhance their local communities. He also participated in the 2015 North Carolina Library Association Leadership Institute and the 2018 ALA Leadership Institute.
He is a member of the Board of Directors for EveryLibrary and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Black Caucus of the ALA (BCALA). Hart is also a member of the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA).
- Undesign the Redline Exhibit: https://forsyth.cc/Library/article.aspx?NewsID=26411
- Partnership Example – Public Library and Public Health: https://www.facebook.com/FCPublicLibrary/videos/this-years-theme-for-black-history-month-is-black-health-and-wellness-forsyth-co/467735751467546/
- FCPL Literacy Stations (Outreach): https://www.facebook.com/FCPublicLibrary/videos/1067236903859120/
- ULC Statement on Race and Social Equity: https://www.urbanlibraries.org/initiatives/statement-on-race-and-social-equity#:~:text=ULC%20Statement%20on%20Race%20and%20Social%20Equity&text=The%20statement%20reads%20as%20follows,can%20realize%20their%20full%20potential
- BHM Literacy Break: https://www.facebook.com/FCPublicLibrary/videos/black-history-month-literacy-break-dread-nation/633395621327169