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Jennifer Pearson

Senior Manager, Advocacy Programs

Jennifer Pearson

Jennifer is the Senior Manager of Advocacy Programs for OCLC. She works with other OCLC staff and members to advance OCLC's advocacy work.

Jennifer came to OCLC from Ingram Library Services where she served as Manager of Cataloging Services for five years. Jennifer has worked in almost every aspect of the library industry—including time as a publicist for a small publishing house, an elementary school librarian, student worker at a University law library, ILL staff member at a University library, and bookseller/barista at one of the finest independent book stores in America (Square Books, Oxford, MS).

She is a strong advocate for public libraries and a firm believer that the public library is a cornerstone of American democracy—and will tell you this any time you give her the chance.

Jennifer can speak on public library funding, library advocacy and the Geek the Library advocacy campaign.