Mary Minow

Presidential Appointee, National Museum and Library Services Board

In December 2014, President Obama tapped Mary Minow for National Museum and Library Services Board. Minow received her B.A. from Brown University, her A.M.L.S. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her J.D. from Stanford University. She is a consultant specializing in library law, consulting with libraries on First Amendment, privacy, and other issues.

Minow worked for over ten years as a public librarian, with positions ranging from outreach to reference to branch manager. In addition to this, she has experience with special and academic libraries, and in the information industry as an online database consultant with Dialog Information Services. She has also served as an advisor to the Library of Congress on internet access issues. Minow is coauthor of The Library’s Legal Answer Book (American Library Association: 2003), and writes articles on libraries and free speech, privacy and copyright issues.