November 29, 2020

Lisa Funderburke Hoffman Appointed by President Obama to National Museum and Library Services Board

The White House announced today that Lisa Funderburke Hoffman has been appointed to the National Museum and Library Services Board.

The board, “is an advisory body that includes the director and deputy directors of IMLS and presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed 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 NMLSB advises the IMLS director on general policy and practices, and on selections for the National Medals for Museum and Library Service.”

The White House included this brief bio of Ms. Funderburke Hoffman in their announcement:

Lisa Funderburke Hoffman is Associate Director of the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, a position she has held since 2013. Ms. Hoffman was Director of Environmental Program and Community Engagement at the Center from 2012 to 2013. Previously, she was Director of the Charlotte Nature Museum from 2003 to 2012. Ms. Hoffman worked as an Educator and Mentor for Prince George’s County Public Schools from 2001 to 2002 and as an Educator for District of Columbia Public Schools from 1996 to 2001. Previously, she was an Outreach Coordinator at Howard University from 1998 to 1999 and worked in Collections Management as a Herbarium Technician at the National Museum of Natural History from 1993 to 1995. She was a Preparing Future Faculty for the Professorate Fellow and a National Science Foundation Fellow from 1998 to 1999. Ms. Hoffman is a member of the Board of Trustees of Alliance of Artist Communities, the Board of Directors of Lakewood Trolley, Inc. and the Board of Directors of Jazz Arts Initiative. Ms. Hoffman received a B.A. and an M.S. from Howard University.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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