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Creating a Nation of Learners

The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. We provide leadership through research, policy development, and grant making. IMLS supports key issues of national concern:

 

 

 

photo of Susan Hildreth A Message of Farewell
During my four years leading IMLS, we helped shaped a future course for the nation’s libraries and museums through our investments, partnerships, and leadership initiatives. Read more.

Celebrating 20 Years of the National Medal!

Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact
IMLS held a public hearing to establish a public record about the impact of high speed broadband connectivity in America’s libraries. Read more.

 

Supporting Trainers to Bridge the Digital Divide

The Public Library Association partnered with the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies to develop an online collection of digital literacy resources accessible to libraries, patrons, and other community-based organizations. Read more.

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Three IMLS Focus meetings, each focused on a different priority, were designed to help inform future strategies, particularly for the agency's National Leadership Grant program. Read more.

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