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.

IMLS on the Road

Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) Statistical Policy Seminar: Deanne Swan, Senior Statistician; Washington, DC, December 15 – 16.

"Envisioning Our Information Future and How to Educate for It,” Simmons College: Mary Alice Ball, Senior Program Officer; Boston, MA, January 14 – 16.

Pittsburgh Making Convening: IMLS staff members; Pittsburgh, PA, January 27– 28.

Kern Grant Summit supported by U.S. Congressman Kevin McCarthy: Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist; Bakersfield, CA, January 30.

ALA Mid-Winter Conference: Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Robin Dale, Associate Deputy Director for State Programs; Chicago, IL, January 30 – February 3.