Cyndee Landrum Appointed Leader of the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Cyndee Landrum has been selected to serve as acting director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency providing grants and support to libraries and museums. She will serve in this role until a new director is nominated by the President and confirmed by the United States Senate.

For the past five years, Dr. Landrum has served as deputy director of the office of library services within the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Prior to her current position, she spent more than 20 years holding various positions with public libraries across the country. She previously served as chief executive officer for the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library in Indiana, assistant director for public services at Oak Park Public Library in Illinois, and assistant director of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library in Pittsburgh. She also had a term as president of the Arizona Library Association.

Dr. Landrum is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she majored in linguistics. She holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons University in Massachusetts.

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