Miriam Nisbet currently serves as the Director of the Information Society Division at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), where she works on issues of global access to information and digital libraries. She is also the Secretary of the Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme (IFAP).
Mrs Nisbet was Legislative Counsel at the American Library Association from 1999 to 2007. She worked at the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, from 1993 to 1999 where she first occupied the post of Special Assistant to the Archivist of the US and then Special Counsel for Information Policy. She was Staff Attorney at the National Association of Attorneys General in 1977/1978, before joining the US Department of Justice from 1978 to 1994 where her past position was Deputy Director of the Office of Information and Privacy.