Beverly is a thought leader in the museum field. Her professional interests include developing and exploring the learning intersections between museums, libraries, and other community-based institutions. Formerly, Beverley served as President of the Institute for Learning Innovation and Acting Director of the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. As an independent consultant, Beverley facilitates interpretive and strategic planning in museums and other cultural institutions. She served on both the Board of Directors of the American Alliance of Museums and the Council of the American Association for State and Local History. Her publications include An Alliance of Spirit: Museum and School Partnerships and Thriving in a Knowledge Age with co-author John H. Falk.