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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 HildrethLibraries and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Our agencies have long recognized the role of libraries to help meet the workforce training and job search needs of the American public. Read more.

Celebrating 20 Years of the National Medal!

Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact
On April 17, IMLS held a public hearing to establish a public record about the impact of high speed broadband connectivity in America’s libraries. Read more.

 

Rediscovering History with Needles, Thread, and Caribou Skins

Through a grant from IMLS, the Alutiiq Museum developed a project to educate adult skin sewers on Kodiak Island, recruit new sewers, create educational resources on skin sewing, and enrich community knowledge of the art of Native Alaskan skin sewing. 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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