With a storied career of opportunities, experiences and learned lessons working in libraries, Marcellus “MT” Turner wants all who meet him to know his passion for libraries as both institutions and community information centers. A highly esteemed orator and guest lecturer, MT started his new role as CEO and Chief Librarian of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in April 2021.
MT earned his master's degree in library science from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi University for Women.
Wonder what sparks joy for MT outside of libraries? Sharing his views and vision on the future of libraries and how social consciousness can become a rallying cry at local, state, national and international conferences.
In his spare time, MT in an avid reader who enjoys going to the movies, having dinner out with friends and traveling.
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