1982 – Served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Information and Privacy, U.S. Department of Justice.
1994 – Nisbet was Special Counsel for Information Policy, National Archives and Records Administration.
1995 – She became the president of American Society of Access Professionals (ASAP)
1999 – She joined the American Library Association’s Washington Office as Legislative Counsel.
2003 – Has represented the library community as a member of the U.S. delegation to The Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and Enforcement.