IMLS provides leadership for the nation's museums and libraries, by serving as a clearinghouse for knowledge, ideas, and best practices. Conferences and events that highlight IMLS grantees, research and initiatives provide an opportunity to share lessons learned with practitioners and policy makers.

Public Hearing: “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact”

IMLS is holding a public hearing, “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact,” to examine the need for high speed broadband in America’s libraries. IMLS is charged with advising the President and Congress about the library, museum, and information service needs of the American public. Read more.

IMLS Focus: Strategic Priorities 2014

IMLS Focus logoToday’s libraries are developing new ways to help their communities maximize educational and economic opportunities. IMLS is launching a series of meetings to hear from a broad range of stakeholders about future IMLS funding strategies, particularly for the agency’s National Leadership Grant program. Read more.

IMLS Webinars

Click here to view our schedule of upcoming webinars and links to our archived webinars.

WebWise

WebWise logoWebWise 2014 took place February 10-12 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace in Baltimore, MD. The two-and-a-half-day conference exploring digital technologies in museums and libraries featured keynote speakers Nick Poole from Collections Trust and Mary Flanagan from Dartmouth University. Read more.

Let's Move! Museums & Gardens

Let's Move logoCheck out our calendar of events to see where Let's Move! Museums & Gardens activities are happening near you.

IMLS on the Road

“Libraries Lunch,” Knight Foundation: Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Miami, FL, September 26 – 29

“Lose Those Application Blues—Get Creative,” Mountain-Plains Museum Association Annual Conference: Steve Shwartzman, Senior Museum Program Officer; Snowmass/Aspen, CO, September 28 – October 2

Community Indicators Consortium Conference: Maria Raviele, Evaluation Officer; Washington, DC, September 29 – 30

“Latinas Think Big! Innovation Summit,” Google: Sandra Toro, Senior Program Officer; Mountain View, CA, October 1

"School-Library Partnerships and Other Anchor Institutions Broadband Strategies,” Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) Symposium: Mary Alice Ball, Senior Program Officer; Washington, DC, October 2

“What good is library data anyway? Discussing the value of Federal statistical data for and about libraries,” Ohio Library Council Conference: Carlos Manjarrez, Director for Planning, Research and Evaluation; Columbus, OH, October 9 – 10

“Facilitating Organizational Learning and Evaluation Capacity Building in a Federal Formula Grants Program: Case Study of the Institute of Museum and Library Service’s Formula Grants to States Program,” 28th Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association: Matthew Birnbaum, Senior Evaluation Officer, and Maria Raviele, Evaluation Officer; Denver, CO, October 15 – 18

“Digital Youth iLab Seattle,” University of Washington: Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Seattle, WA, October 16 – 17

International Standards Organization on Museum Statistics Meeting: Carlos Manjarrez, Director for Planning, Research and Evaluation, attending as U.S. Delegate; Washington, DC, October 16 – 18

“Ideas and Practices in Federally Funded STEAM Programming,” Association of Science-Technology Centers ASTC 2014 Annual Conference: Helen Wechsler, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, and Sandy Toro, Library Program Officer; Susan Hildreth, Director; and Christopher Reich, Senior Advisor, Office of Museum Services; Raleigh, NC, October 17 – 22

Chief Offices of State Library Agencies (COSLA) Fall 2014 Meeting: Susan Hildreth, Director; Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Robin Dale, Associate Deputy Director for State Programs Office of Library Services; Mamie Bittner, Director of Communications and Government Affairs; Carlos Manjarrez, Director for Planning, Research and Evaluation; Sandra Toro, Senior Program Officer; Teton Village, WY, October 18 – 23

“You Be the Judge: Mock Peer Review Panel with IMLS,” Southeastern Museums Conference Annual Conference: Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist; Knoxville, TN, October 20 – 22

BUILD Initiative Meeting: Susan Hildreth, Director; Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Claudia French, Deputy Director for Museum Services; Mamie Bittner, Director of Communications and Government Affairs; Reagan Moore, Museum Program Specialist, Denisse DeLeon, Executive Assistant to the Director; New Orleans, LA, October 26 – 28