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.

IMLS on the Road

ALA 2015 Mid-Winter Conference: Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Robin Dale, Associate Deputy Director for State Programs; Matt Birnbaum, Senior Evaluation Officer; Chicago, IL, January 28 – February 3

“All Eyes on IMLS: Funding Priorities and Reauthorization,” ALA 2015 Mid-Winter Conference: Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Robin Dale, Associate Deputy Director for State Programs; Chicago, IL, January 31

“IMLS Update” and “ASCLA Committee Meeting,”  COSLA 2015 Mid-Winter Meeting: Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Robin Dale, Associate Deputy Director for State Programs; Chicago, IL, January 30 and 31

Grant Workshop supported by U.S. Congressman Tony Cárdenas and Kern Grant Summit supported by U.S. Congressman Kevin McCarthy: Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist; North Hollywood and Bakersfield, CA, January 29 and 30

ESRI Federal GIS Conference: Deanne Swan, Senior Statistician; Justin Grimes, Statistician; Maria Raviele, Evaluation Officer; and Kim Miller, Management Analyst; Washington, DC, February 9 – 10

National Student Poets Program and Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Dinner: Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; New York, NY, February 12

“California Museums and National Initiatives with IMLS,” California Association of Museums Annual Conference: Claudia French, Deputy Director for Museum Services; San Diego, CA, February 18 – 20