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Committee NameNational Museum and Library Services BoardAgency NameInstitute of Museum and Library Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number84566
Original Establishment Date10/3/2018Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYYesPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FY Max Number of Members*24
Current Charter Date10/3/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Nancy
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Weiss
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*20 U.S.C 9105aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 653-4640
Effective Date Of Authority*9/25/2003Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 653-4610
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Established by law in 2003, the NMLSB advises the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services with respect to the duties, powers, and authority of the Institute relating to museum, library, and information services. Meetings are held pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 9105a.
How is membership balanced?*IMLS’s authorizing legislation establishes the membership of the NMLSB. It consists of the IMLS Director; Deputy Director for the Office of Library Services, Deputy Director for the Office of Museum Services, the General Counsel (secretary); ten (10) library professionals who are specially qualified by virtue of their education, training, expertise, or commitment to libraries; and ten (10) museum professionals who are specially qualified by virtue of their education, training, expertise, or commitment to museums. The legislation requires that appointments reflect persons from various regions of the United States; and an equitable representation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who are involved with museums and libraries. (We note that the Committee was chartered with 23 members, however, subsequent to filing the agency’s new statutory authorization added the General Counsel as the secretary to the board and ex-officio.)
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The NMLSB shall meet at least two (2) times a year, and at the call of the Director of IMLS.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The members of the NMLSB are appointed because of their expertise and experience in library and museum services, as required by statute.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings may be closed consistent with FACA and the Government in Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. section 552b(c)(4), (6) and (9).
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe NMLSB reviews nominations for the National Medal for Museum and Library Services and makes recommendations to the Director for final decision.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome Other Number Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentFirst year reporting.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*10Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentN/AAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentN/AAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentN/AAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentDefined by statute.Narrative Description*The functions of the NMLSB were recently reauthorized through the Museum and Library Services Act (MLSA) of 2018 (signed on 12/31/18). Under the MLSA, the Board provides advice to IMLS on museum, library, and information services. The law updates membership and encourages additional areas of focus (e.g., rural communities). IMLS will monitor how the law affects the NMLSB.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$2,900.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$4,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$3,544.14Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$5,000.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$29,943.97Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$32,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$27,382.67Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$30,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$7,098.04Est. Other Costs Next FY*$7,300.00
Total Costs$70,868.82Est. Total Next FY*$78,300.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.20Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.20
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