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 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

“Global Libraries 2014 Strategic Advisors Meeting,” Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: IMLS Director Susan Hildreth, Seattle, WA, July 20 – 24

2014 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference: Deanne Swan, Senior Statistician, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Washington, DC, July 30 – 31

Library Assessment Conference: Kim Okahara, Program Analyst; Carlos Manjarrez, Director, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation and Maria Raviele, Evaluation Officer; Seattle, WA, August 3 – 6

“IMLS Museum Grants for African American History & Culture,” Association of African American Museums Annual Conference: Claudia French, Deputy Director for Museums, and Christopher Reich, Senior Advisor; Birmingham, AL, August 6 – 9

“Copyright and Beyond:  Libraries in the Public Sphere,” Joint International Federation of Library Associations/European Bureau of Library Information and Documentations Associations Meeting, Nancy E. Weiss, Strasbourg, France, August 14

“Shaping the new information normal: Connected learning through empowering young adult spaces,” IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly: Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Lyon, France, August 16 – 22

2014 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) PI Meeting of the National Science Foundation: Sandra Toro, Senior Program Officer; Washington, DC, August 21 – 22

YOUmedia Learning Labs Network (YMN) Retreat: Sandra Toro, Senior Program Officer; Helen Wechsler, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist and Allison Boals, Program Analyst; outside Philadelphia, PA, August 25 – 28

Federal grants workshop with U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, and Gladstone Payton, Congressional Affairs Officer; Broward County, FL, August 29

“Pavilion of the States,” National Book Festival: IMLS staff members; Washington, DC, August 30