Marci Frederick

Marci Frederick

Office Phone: (540) 432-4090


Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: LB 209

Director of Libraries


“I like to bring people together to create community around ideas, sharing resources to nurture deep reflection. My calling as a library director is to bring a focus on EMU’s mission into ongoing conversations about the community’s information needs.”

Marci began as Hartzler Library Director in 2015. She holds an M. L. I. S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and additional Master’s degrees in Philosophy (Institute for Christian Studies) and American History (University of Wisconsin-Madison). She previously served as director of two liberal arts college libraries and one graduate school library.

Her many interests include Biblical studies, Black Gospel music, feminist philosophy and theology, social justice in librarianship, and the histories of reading and of radio broadcasting.

She lives with her husband, Paul Cook, an artist, and daughter Jocelyn Cook.