Patricia Brown began her career at UMBC as a Library Assistant in 1972. She received a number of promotions and contributed to the success of several Library Departments over the years. She served in the Slide Library in the 1970’s before moving to the cataloging area of the Library Technical Service Department in the 1980’s. She is the former President of AFSCME union local Chapter #1459 which is part of AFSCME Maryland Council. Patricia has built a reputation for quality service to library users. She has received many praises for her helpfulness and many have stated that it has been a pleasure to work with her. She equally and effectively works with members of the campus leadership faculty, staff, and students. Her work has significantly supported the University’s growth and development, and she has always met the highest professional standards and given tirelessly.