October 21, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A University of Nevada, Reno associate professor has joined a board that oversees federal support for the nation's libraries and museums.
Jacquelyn Sunstrand, manuscripts and archives librarian in the University Libraries' Special Collections since 2001, was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Institute of Museum and Library Services Board earlier this year.
She began a five-year term earlier this month when she was sworn into office in Washington by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer along with four other new appointees from across the nation.
The advisory board includes the director and deputy directors of the institute and 20 appointees from the general public who have expertise in library and museum services.
Among other goals, its mission is to inspire the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums to advance innovation.