CCI Alum Susan Hildreth Named Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Susan H. Hildreth, President Obama’s Nominee for Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services

Susan H. Hildreth, President Obama’s Nominee for Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate; Ms. Hildreth earned a master's degree in library science from the University at Albany 1973. 

Susan Hildreth's nomination to be director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) was confirmed by unanimous consent by the United States Senate. The Institute, an independent United States government agency, is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.Susan H. HildrethHildreth will serve a four-year term as the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

“I am truly honored to have been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the fourth Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services,” said Hildreth. “I cannot imagine a more exciting and challenging responsibility than helping to create strong libraries and museums that sustain our heritage and culture and connect people to information and new ways of thinking.”

Hildreth was previously appointed as California’s state librarian by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Prior to her position as California state librarian, Hildreth was at the San Francisco Public Library, where she served as deputy director and then city librarian. Her background also includes five years as deputy library director at the Sacramento Public Library, several years as Placer County's head librarian and four years as library director for the Benicia Public Library, all in California. She began her career as a branch librarian at the Edison Township Library in New Jersey.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov