Nancy is a librarian at the University of Oregon and is currently the Director of Library Resource Management and Assessment. She has been actively involved with the MNCH since 1998, serving as an officer on the Friends of the Museum board and later as a member of the Museum Advisory Council. In 2001, Nancy received the MNCH Volunteer of the Year Award for her outstanding efforts in service of the museum's mission. She has a life-long interest in natural and cultural history and received both her bachelor's ('78) and master's ('86) degrees in anthropology from the University of Oregon. She also holds a master's degree in library science from the University of Michigan (’90).
Recently, Nancy was able to combine her interests in librarianship and Oregon’s cultural history by developing a special issue of the Oregon Library Association’s OLA Quarterly, entitled "Libraries, Museums and Oregon's Cultural History." In that issue, she featured an article about MNCH research, collections, exhibits, and educational outreach. Nancy's primary goal as a MAC member is to help develop fun and engaging educational activities for museum visitors.