Libby retired in February 2013 from her position as Chief of Staff at the Illinois Arts Council where she also managed the Arts and Foreign Language program, and was co-designer, project director and advisor to the Education Leaders Institute (“ELI”), an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (“NEA”) begun in 2007. She has been retained by NEA to write a monograph on ELI to be published in May 2013. Libby is an adjunct professor at Goucher College where she teaches Arts Education and International Arts Policy. Libby’s past service includes senior leadership positions at Urban Gateways Center for Arts Education, Harris Theater Chicago, The Boston Conservatory, Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, and Boston Public Schools. She recently served as an evaluation consultant to EdAdvisors of Boston’s arts education curriculum, and to the Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library of its Education Department. She has also provided pro bono program evaluation services to the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Education Department.
Libby is a frequent speaker, facilitator and panelist for local and national agencies including many state arts agencies, the National Endowment for the Arts, Southeast Asian Women Conference and, most recently, the Berklee College of Music City Music National Conference. She is active in community service for organizations including the Corporate Responsibility Group of Chicago, the Asians American and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and the Boston Dragon Boat Festival Committee, the last since its founding in 1979.