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 is launching a series of meetings to hear from a broad range of stakeholders about future IMLS funding strategies. Read more.

IMLS Webinars

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

IMLS on the Road

Partnership for 21st Century Skills Summit: Tim Carrigan, Senior Program Officer; Washington, DC, March 26–27

“Early Learning in Museums and Libraries: Tools, Partnerships, and Promising Practices,” National Head Start Association Annual Conference: Tim Carrigan, Senior Program Officer; Reagan Moore, Museum Program Specialist; Washington, DC, April 2

“Grant Opportunities from IMLS,” Federal Grants Workshop for Arts and Cultural Institutions sponsored by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist; Rochester, NY, April 2

Museums and the Web Annual Conference: Sandra Narva, Senior Program Officer; Chicago, IL, April 8–11

Urban Affairs Association Meeting: Carlos Manjarrez, Director for Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Miami, FL, April 8–11

“Strategies for Success: How to Compete for IMLS Funding for Your Museum,” Texas Association of Museums Annual Conference: Mark Isaksen, Senior Program Officer; Fort Worth, TX, April 8–10

“Grant Opportunities from IMLS,” Federal Grants Workshop for Arts and Cultural Institutions sponsored by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist; Hudson, NY, April 9

Virginia Humanities Conference: Carlos Manjarrez, Director for Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Justin Grimes, Statistician; Arlington, VA, April 10-11

“Lose Those Application Blues—Get Creative,” PA Museums Annual Conference: Reagan Moore, Museum Program Specialist; Harrisburg, PA, April 12–14

Coalition for Networked Information Spring 2015 Membership Meeting: Trevor Owens, Senior Program Officer; Seattle, WI, April 13–14

“Grant Writing Practicum: Preparing a Successful Proposal for IMLS,” Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums Annual Conference: Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist; Craig, CO, April 16–18

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting: Deanne Swan, Senior Statistician; Chicago, IL, April 16–20

DPLAfest: Trevor Owens, Senior Program Officer; Sarah Glass, Museum Program Specialist; Indianapolis, IN, April 17–18

2015 Personal Digital Archiving Conference: Maura Marx, Acting Director; New York, NY, April 24–26

“You Be the Judge: Mock Application Review Panel with IMLS” and “Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? Positioning Your Museum as a Valued Core Community Resource,” American Alliance of Museums Annual Conference: Claudia French, Deputy Director for Museums; Carlos Manjarrez, Director for Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Christopher Reich, Senior Advisor; Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist; Sandra Narva, Senior Program Officer; Steve Shwartzman, Senior Program Officer; Jill Connors-Joyner, Museum Program Specialist; Mark Feitl, Museum Program Specialist, and Justin Grimes, Statistician; Atlanta, GA, April 26–29

Computers in Libraries: Michele Farrell, Senior Program Officer; Teri DeVoe, Program Officer; Washington, DC, April 27–29