The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced the Senate confirmation of five individuals to serve on the National Museum and Library Services Board, which advises the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) on general policy and practices and on selections for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The board is comprised of the IMLS director and deputy directors and 20 members of the general public with demonstrated expertise and commitment to libraries or museums.
New board members include John Coppola, who has consulted on strategic planning and professional training for museums throughout Latin America and the Middle East since 1996; Dr. Carla Hayden, a past president of the American Library Association and the current chief executive officer of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Md.; Dr. Lawrence J. Pijeaux, Jr., president and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; Winston Tabb, the Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums at the Johns Hopkins University; and Robert Wedgeworth, the founding president of ProLiteracy Worldwide.
More information about the new board members is included in the IMLS press release.