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.

IMLS Focus: Strategic Priorities 2015

IMLS Focus logoToday’s libraries are developing new ways to help their communities maximize educational and economic opportunities. IMLS held a series of meetings to hear from a broad range of stakeholders about future IMLS funding strategies. Read more.

Capitol Hill Maker Faire

The Capitol Hill Maker Faire on June 11 kicked off a celebration of making in the Nation’s Capital and was held in conjunction with the much larger National Maker Faire on June 12 and 13. It was a fun and interactive event for members of the public, including members of Congress and their staff. Read more.

IMLS Webinars

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

IMLS on the Road

Visitor Studies Association Annual Conference: Mary Sellers, Museum Program Specialist; Indianapolis, IN, July 16-18

USSEA Regional Conference: Carlos Manjarrez, Director, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation; Queens, NY, July 16-19

“Adding Value Through IMLS Funding” and “Assessing Preservation Needs of Collections Nationally and Locally,” Association of Midwest Museums Annual Conference and Meeting: Sandra Narva, Senior Program Officer; Cincinnati, OH, July 19-22

Research Institute for Public Libraries Meeting: Carlos Manjarrez, Director, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, and Matt Birnbaum, Senior Evaluation Officer; Colorado Springs, CO, July 27-30

Arts and Culture Grant Workshop sponsored by U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02): Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist; Willimantic, CT, July 31

“Green Light Your Project: Transferring Your Ideas Into Funding Requests,” Association of African American Museums Annual Conference: Mark Isaksen, Senior Program Officer, and Mary Sellers, Museum Program Specialist; Memphis, TN, August 4-7

Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries: Maura Marx, Acting Director; Aspen, CO, August 9 – 12

Arts and Humanities Grant Workshop sponsored by U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08): Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist; Addison, IL, August 11

Arts and Culture Grant Workshop sponsored by U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02): Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist; Groton, CT, August 14

Archives 2015 Conference, Society of American Archivists: Sarah Fuller and Emily Reynolds, Program Specialists; Cleveland, OH, August 16 – 22

Federal Grants Workshop for Arts and Cultural Institutions sponsored by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY): Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist; Buffalo, NY, August 25