Tamara King is the Community Relations Director for Richland Library. In her role, she is tasked with developing, directing and implementing communications strategies to key stakeholders and audiences of Richland Library. Tamara also supervises the Office of Development, which supports the Richland Library Friends and Foundation along with the library volunteer program. She has nearly two decades of experience in broadcast television, public relations, marketing, strategic communications, media and crisis communication training and program management.
In her addition to her role leading the library’s community relations efforts, Tamara also chairs the library’s award-winning Social Awareness Taskforce. Through Tamara’s leadership the taskforce has held discussions surrounding race, women’s rights and social justice for more than 1,000 participants.
Tamara is a nationally and locally recognized award-winning public relations professional and was recently recognized as a 2019 Library Journal Mover and Shaker for her role in Richland Library’s race, equity and social awareness work. She has won communication awards from the International Association of Business Communicators of South Carolina and the South Carolina Public Relations Society. Tamara has also won a National Bronze Telly Award as host and producer of the nationally-recognized public affairs show Richland Revealed.
Tamara has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina.