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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 HildrethDirector's Message: Congress Passes Legislation Recognizing Libraries in Workforce Development
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 affirms the role of libraries in assisting the country’s job seekers and employers. 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.

 

Teacher Institutes for Science Education and Ocean Conservation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium offered expanded professional development programs for teachers through a teacher institute project, providing 450 teachers with new tools, skills, and support through 15 year-long, grade-appropriate teacher institutes over 3 years. Participating teachers were better able to engage and inspire students to develop a connection to their local environment and gain the basic ocean science and critical thinking skills necessary to be effective citizens and ocean stewards. 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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