School of Information Studies Alumnae, Beverly Allen, Appointed to National Museum and Library Services Board
The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Beverly Allen to serve as a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board on November 20, 2004. Allen was nominated, with six other nominees, by President Bush to sit on the board which advises the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and makes recommendations for the National Award for Museum and Library Service.
The newly structured board resulted from the Museum and Library Services Act signed by President Bush in September of 2003. One facet of the act stipulated the streamlining of the agency administration; thus, drawing together representatives from museum and library communities to form one advisory board.
Beverly E. Allen, MSLS, is the former Director of the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Multi-Media Center. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and her master of library science degree from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. In 1976, she joined the faculty of MSM, where her charge was to develop a health sciences library for a new medical school, including all aspects of planning, implementation, management, operation, and personnel. Allen has served as a past Regent of the National Library of Medicine and is a member of several professional organizations, including the Medical Library Association, American Association of Health Sciences Libraries, American Library Association, and AAMC Group for Information Resources.
For more details on the appointment of Ms. Allen and other appointees, please see IMLS News.