February 2, 2016 Becky Brasington Clark to Head Library of Congress Publishing Office

Contact: Audrey Fischer (202) 707-0022

Becky Brasington Clark, the longtime director of marketing for Johns Hopkins University Press and a former marketing chief at Brookings Institutional Press, will head the Library of Congress Publishing Office, effective March 7. The office works in collaboration with the private sector to publish books, calendars and other materials based on the Library’s world-renowned collections.

Clark has served as director of Marketing and Institutional Outreach for Johns Hopkins University Press from 2003 to the present. In that role she has overseen publicity and promotion, directed sales and marketing for the Books Division, directed strategy for digital publications and served as member of the executive group to direct operational, growth and communications strategies for its four press divisions. There, she championed digital publication strategies that drove significant sales growth in e-book revenue and e-commerce.

Clark also directed marketing for the Brookings Institutional Press from 1999-2003, with responsibility for 50 new titles, six journals and a quarterly magazine. Previously, she also worked in marketing leadership positions with The New Republic, Counterpoint Press and Moon Travel Handbooks. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Humanities from Converse College and did graduate study in clinical counseling, business and marketing at Johns Hopkins. Clark serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of American University Presses.

For more than 200 years, the Library of Congress has produced an increasing stream of pamphlets, monographs, books and other materials that open its ever-growing collections and activities to the nation and the world. The Library of Congress Publishing Office collaborates with private-sector partners to publish books, e-books, calendars and other materials based on the Library's collections, with some 150 titles in print.

Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs, publications and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its website at loc.gov.


PR 16-025
ISSN 0731-3527