Mark Pond

Business Research Librarian

Spokane Public Library

Since 2006, Mark Pond has been the Business Research Librarian with the Spokane Public Library. From 1998 – 2006, Mark worked in a similar capacity for the Seattle Public Library as well as the University of Washington Libraries.

During Mark’s tenure with the Spokane Public Library, he has led the effort to develop Spokane Public Library into a nationally recognized leader in the field of business research. While it is tough to quantify an exact metric, Spokane Public Library’s business resources are currently rivaled in the public library world only by the New York Public Library.

In addition to his library work here in Spokane, Mark has participated on the board of the Faith and Environment Network, previously chaired the City of Spokane’s Human Services Advisory Board, is actively involved with Greater Spokane Inc., the region’s combined chamber of commerce and economic development agency, as well as the broader Spokane business community. He firmly believes that public libraries are destined to save the world.