Lydia Patrick is a technologist, writer and presenter. She founded webclearly llc in 2011. The company focuses on accessible, mobile websites and social media for small businesses and nonprofits. She began working with the Fairfax Park Foundation in 2010.
In 2012, Lydia was honored with Special Recognition Award by the Fairfax County Park Authority for webclearly llc's contribution to enhance the Park Foundation's website and social media.
Lydia became interested in web technologies while serving as Internet Services Coordinator for Fairfax County Public Library and continued that interest while Technology Director for Loudoun County Public Library. She retired from Fairfax County in 2011 and resigned from Loudoun County in 2013. She was selected the Cybrarian for the State of Virginia and has been honored with a variety of awards and recognitions. She is a graduate of Leadership Loudoun and served on its Board of Directors. She served on the Guiding Circle of the Giving Circle of HOPE. She serves on the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Board.
Lydia received her Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in English from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA and her Masters degree in Library and Information Science from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She continues to pursue her interest in information science and technology through active participation in the Information Architecture Institute, American Library Association, and the Virginia Library Association. She received certification as a fundraising executive from Boston University in 2016.
A lifelong resident of Fairfax, Lydia and her husband Don live in Reston where they raised their three sons. Lydia regularly enjoys the parks, trails, lakes and recreation areas in Fairfax.