Darcell GrahamChief, Collections & Access Service
Chief of Collections & Access Service Darcell Graham joined the Pratt library in 1998. Darcell has worked in the Neighborhood Library Services and SLRC Public Services departments, and prior to her current position she was the Manager of the Documents Unit that oversaw both the Federal Depository Library Program and the State Publications Depository & Distribution Program. Under her guidance, the Collections & Access Services Division (CASD) is committed to providing equal access to print and digital resources that connect the residents of Baltimore City and the State of Maryland to information.
As Chief of CASD, Darcell oversees a team that is responsible for the coordination and management of over 2.6 million print materials and electronic resources for the library and oversight of several statewide programs, such as the State Library Resource Center. Those programs include Digital Maryland, State Publication Depository & Distribution Program, Sailor Statewide Databases and Maryland Inter-library Loan Organization. Darcell also oversees customer experience, collection development, the SAILOR Research Database project, Maryland Interlibrary Loan Organization, technical services, and the stacks and shelving department.
Darcell enjoys being a part of an institution that values staff, the sharing of ideas and life-long learning. During her time at the Pratt Library, she has led and served on several staff committees that included the Staff Association, Staff Welfare Committee, and the Staff Social Committee. She has also served on the ALA Committee of Library Advocacy, ALA Committee on Diversity, and as the ALA Emerging Leader, Chair of Promotions and Fundraising.
Darcell holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Baltimore and Masters of Library & Information Science from University of Pittsburgh.