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

"Shaping the New Information Normal: Connected Learning through Empowering Young Adult Spaces," IFLA World Library and Information Congress: Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Paris and Lyon, France, August 15-21

“Pavilion of the States,” National Book Festival: Susan H. Hildreth, Director, and IMLS staff; Washington, DC, August 30

Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference: Timothy Owens, Senior Program Officer; Tacoma, WA, September 3-7

“Grants Programs from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Florida Department of State, and Florida Humanities Council,” “Help Booths in Expo Hall: Grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services,” and “Recreating Your Resume Part 2,” Florida Association of Museums Annual Conference: Claudia French, Deputy Director for Museums; Jacksonville, FL, September 7-10

TPRC42: 42nd Annual Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy: Mary Alice Ball, Senior Program Officer; Arlington, VA, September 12-14

“Let’s Move Zoos and Aquariums!” Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference: Christopher Reich, Senior Advisor; Orlando, FL, September 12-17

Federal grants workshop with U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Robert Horton, Associate Deputy Director for Library Services; Broward County, FL, September 15

Rutgers Conference on Public Performance Measurement and Reporting: Mary Alice Ball and Sandra Toro, Senior Program Officers; Newark, NJ, September 19

International City/County Management Association Annual Conference: Susan H. Hildreth, Director; Charlotte, NC, September 13-14

“Funder’s Forum,” American Association for State and Local History Annual Conference: Mark Feitl, Museum Program Specialist, and Katherine Maas, Program Specialist; St. Paul, MN, September 17-20

National Student Poets Program Class of 2014 Inaugural Reading and Celebration: Susan H. Hildreth, Director, and IMLS staff; Library of Congress, Washington, DC, September 19

“Building Capacity for Integrating Performance Measurement with Program Evaluation,” 7th Annual Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Conference: Matthew Birnbaum, Senior Evaluation Officer, and Maria Raviele, Evaluation Officer; Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, September 19

“Lose Those Application Blues—Get Creative,” Mountain-Plains Museum Association Annual Conference: Steve Shwartzman, Senior Museum Program Officer; Snowmass/Aspen, CO, September 28-October 2

2014 Community Indicators Conference: Maria Raviele, Evaluation Officer, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Washington, DC, September 29-30