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Herbert Malveaux

Chief, Neighborhood Library Service

Herbert Malveaux joined the Pratt Library in July 2015 and became Chief of Neighborhood Library Service in April 2019. In this role he oversees Neighborhood Library Services, which encompasses 21 Pratt Library branches spread throughout the city of Baltimore. The Neighborhood Library Service department connects Baltimore citizens to library branches in their community, where they can form relationships with Pratt Library staff invested in the community and enjoy programming, book recommendations, homework help, and a plethora of different activities and services.

Under Herbert’s leadership, Pratt Library branches have been able to execute programming all over the city, such as One Book Baltimore and Baltimore Ceasefire. Pratt Library branches have become known as a place you can go and be welcomed, beyond the books and information services the Library provides. The Neighborhood Library Services team will continue to strengthen community relationships in the city of Baltimore, particularly with neighborhood schools.

In his own words, Herbert is driven by curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge and is particularly satisfied with his work at the Pratt Library when he can help facilitate a connection between a public service librarian and customer. Prior to this role, Herbert was the Assistant Chief Library Services at the Pratt Library and Supervisor Neighborhood Library Services. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UMD College Park and Master of Library Information Science from Drexel University.

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