Carlos A. Manjarrez is the Director of the Officer of Planning, Research and Evaluation. In this capacity he oversees a variety of national data collection efforts and manages the agency’s policy research and program evaluation activity. A primary focus for the office is identifying ways in which library and museum services articulate with national policy priorities for education, human services, public health, and economic development at the local and national levels. Mr. Manjarrez has over 15 years of experience working in social policy and community development research. Prior to joining IMLS in 2008, he held research positions at the Urban Institute, the American Bar Foundation and the Institute for Policy Research and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. His research has been funded by a variety of foundations and public agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Kimsey Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the United States Agency for International Development, and the World Bank Group. He also serves as the designated Federal Performance Improvement Officer, as a member of the Federal Confidentiality and Data Access Committee and as the agency’s point of contact for DATA.GOV.