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

“Digital Youth iLab Seattle,” University of Washington: Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Seattle, WA, October 16 – 17

“Leadership Reception,” Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference: Susan H. Hildreth, Director; Raleigh, NC, October 17 – 18

Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference: Sandy Toro, Library Program Officer; and Christopher Reich, Senior Advisor; Raleigh, NC, October 18 – 22

“2014 Fall Meeting,” Chief Officers of State Library Agencies: Susan H. Hildreth, Director; Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services, Robin Dale, Associate Deputy Director for State Programs; Mamie Bittner, Director of Communications and Government Affairs; Jackson Hole, WY, October 18 – 23

“You Be the Judge: Mock Peer Review Panel with IMLS,” Southeastern Museums Conference Annual Conference: Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist; Knoxville, TN, October 20 – 22

BUILD Initiative Meeting: Susan H. Hildreth, Director; Denisse De Leon, Assistant to the Director; Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Claudia French, Deputy Director for Museum Services; and Mamie Bittner, Director of Communications and Government Affairs; New Orleans, LA, October 26 – 28

“2014 DLF Forum,” Digital Library Federation: Emily Reynolds, Program Specialist; Atlanta, GA, October 27 – 29

“Knight News Challenge Libraries Review Session,” Knight Foundation: Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Miami, FL, November 3 – 4

“What is the Future of Funding for Arts and Interdisciplinary Efforts in Higher Education?” EDGE EFFECTS: 2014 Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities National Conference: Carlos Manjarrez, Director of Planning, Research and Evaluation; Ames, IA, November 5 – 8

“Delivering on the Promise of Early Learning,” 2014 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo: Susan H. Hildreth, Director; Dallas, TX, November 6 – 7

"Grant Opportunities for the Pacific Region from IMLS, ” Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums (PIALA) 24th Annual Conference: James Lonergan, Senior Program Officer; Koror, Republic of Palau, November 10 – 15

“2014 Summer Changes Everything,” National Summer Learning Association: Susan H. Hildreth, Director; San Antonio, TX, November 17 – 19

“Briefing on Digital Media Learning in Libraries,” Philanthropy New York: Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; New York, NY, November 20