May 1, 2017


IMLS Press Contact
Giuliana Bullard, 202-653-4799

National Museum and Library Services Board Meets May 24

Washington, DC — The 35th meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting from 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

In addition to general updates from the offices of museum services, library services, and digital and information strategies, the meeting will highlight IMLS-funded work with veterans’ communities, and projects that help individuals on the autism spectrum, and support services for the visually impaired and print disabled.

Terri Tanielian, a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation, will speak on “Fostering a Common Understanding of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families/Caregivers: Implications for Museums and Libraries.” Tanielian has led multiple studies to assess the needs of veterans and their families and to examine community-based models for expanding mental health care for returning veterans and their families.

What:                Meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board

When:               May 24, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Where:              955 L’Enfant Plaza North, SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135

RSVP:                Katherine Maas,


About the National Museum and Library Services Board

The National Museum and Library Services Board is an advisory body that includes the director and deputy directors of Institute of Museum and Library Service and 20 presidentially appointed members of the general public who have demonstrated expertise in, or commitment to, library or museum services. Informed by its collectively vast experience and knowledge, the board advises the IMLS director on general policy and practices, and on selections for the National Medals for Museum and Library Service.