February 17, 2018

NEH Official Named To Head IMLS

By LJ Staff

President Bush has announced that he will nominate Anne-Imelda Radice, of Vermont, to be director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, for a term of four years. Radice currently serves as acting assistant chairman for Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities; the IMLS directorship was first held by Diane Frankel, who came from the museum world, then Robert S. Martin, a librarian. Since Martin’s departure earlier this year, the acting director has been Mary Chute, the deputy director for libraries.

Radice previously served as chief of staff at the Department of Education. Earlier in her career,. She served as acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and curator in the Office of the Architect of the United States Capitol. She received her bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and her first master’s degree from Villa Schifanoia School of Fine Arts. Radice received her Ph.D from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her second master’s degree from American University.