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

Special Libraries Association (SLA) Conference: Teri DeVoe, Program Officer, and Madison Bolls, Program Specialist; Boston, MA, June 14-16

“Developing Competitive Proposals for IMLS, NSF, and the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust,” American Public Gardens Association Annual Conference: Mark Isaksen, Senior Program Officer; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, June 22-26

American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference (Booth #2621): Maura Marx, Acting Director; Carlos Manjarrez, Director, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation; Robin Dale, Associate Deputy Director for Library Services; Mary Alice Ball, Sandra Toro, Tim Carrigan, James Lonergan, Michele Farrell and Teri DeVoe, Library Program Officers; Sarah Fuller and Madison Bolls, Library Program Specialists, Kim Miller, Management Analyst ; and Katie Murray, Special Assistant to Acting Director;  June 25-30

“Making and Learning: A New Framework for Libraries and Museums,” American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference: Tim Carrigan, Senior Program Officer; San Francisco, CA, June 28

“Early Learning in the Library: Tools, Partnerships, and Promising Practices,” American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference: Tim Carrigan, Senior Program Officer; San Francisco, CA, June 28

“IMLS Research: Out of the Library School and Into the School Library,” ALA Annual Conference: Mary Alice Ball, Senior Program Officer; San Francisco, California, June 27

“Early Learning in the Library: Tools, Partnerships, and Promising Practices,” ALA Annual Conference: Tim Carrigan, Senior Program Officer; San Francisco, CA, June 28

“Making and Learning: A New Framework for Libraries and Museums,” ALA Annual Conference: Tim Carrigan, Senior Program Officer; San Francisco, California, June 28

“The Coalition to Advance Learning for Archives, Libraries and Museums: The View Ahead,” ALA Annual Conference: Sarah Fuller, Program Specialist; San Francisco, California, June 28

“Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) 30th Session,” Nancy E. Weiss, General Counsel; Geneva, Switzerland, June 29- July 3

2015 QRIS National Meeting: Sandy Toro, Senior Program Officer; Baltimore, MD, July 15-17

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,” Association of Midwest Museums Annual Conference: 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 27-31